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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
December 8, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Biological Materials Permit Application

Research at Laurier involving Risk Group 1 (RG1) and/or Risk Group 2 (RG2) agents as defined by the Canadian Biosafety Standards & Guidelines, must be approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). 

To view the Canadian Biosafety Standards & Guidelines Click Here.


There are two documents to be submitted in an application package; a permit and a risk assessment form.

1.  Biological Materials Permit

For use of either RG1 and/or RG2 agents, a Biological Materials Permit must be completed.

2.  Risk Assessment Form

Choose the risk assessment form for the highest level of containment you will require.  For example, if you are using both RG1 and RG2 agents, complete the permit form along with the risk assessment form for containment level 2 (CL2).  Example documents are also available, to show what the IBC will be looking for during a review.

Completed forms can be sent to Sarah Lamb, at