Transporting and storing biological materials

Transporting biological materials

Transporting biological materials is a regulated activity, and you must do it following the guidelines and regulations below.

Storing biological materials

Biological containment facilities

Curtin has several biological containment facilities used to contain its biohazardous microbiological/plant/animal research and teaching activities.

We have a number of research facilities that are certified by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), in which teaching and research with genetically modified organisms can be undertaken. There are PC2-level lab, plant, and animal facilities available.

We have a number of research facilities that are Approved Arrangements by the Department of Agriculture, in which teaching and research with quarantined biosecurity materials can be undertaken. There are QC2-level lab, plant, and animal facilities available.

Accessing research facilities

To access any of these facilities, contact the biosafety advisor, who will direct you to contact the Facility Manager in charge of an appropriate facility.

Alternatively, you can apply to have your current facility Certified or Approved by contacting the biosafety advisor.