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Select Agents and Toxins

Select Agents are microorganisms and toxins that have potential for use by terrorists. The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act restricts their possession and use, and requires the University to collect and maintain information on the location and use on campus of any select agents or toxins. Please contact the Biosafety Office immediately at if you currently possess or plan to acquire any of the listed agents and have not yet reported that fact. Failure to provide notice may result in civil and criminal liability for individual researchers and/or the University. If you have questions, you may contact the Biosafety Officer, or visit the National Select Agent Registry website, which provides links to select agent program information. 

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