Research Safety Project Submission

Submission of Biological, Chemical or Chemicals in Animals Registrations/Forms

Click the button above to visit BioRAFT.

As of December 2016, EHSO completed the transition from paper forms to electronic registrations using BioRAFT.

2018 Annual Updates

  • Go to www.emory.bioraft.com
  • Login using Emory ID and password
  • Update the Hazard Assessment checklist
  • Check personnel list is up to date; contact biosafe@emory.edu if you need to add an individual
  • Upload Lab Self-Inspection Form (Consolidated) or Corrective Action Plan for this calendar year
  • To review your Biological Registration:
    • Click on bio summary
    • Click View or Update Biological Usage Summary
    • Review surveys and forms for needed biological agents. If PI has more than one project form (i.e. more than one biosafety approval), all project forms should be reviewed during the update.
      • Right-click on the form to be edited
    • Click Certify on the Biological Summary Page
    • Ensure that all personnel have updated their training and have provided Hepatitis B documentation, if applicable
  • To update your Chemical Registration:
    • Click Chem
    • Click View Live Chem Usage Survey
    • Click edit to update your Chemical Usage Survey
    • Once you reach the end of the survey, you will have the option of adding the highly hazardous chemicals in your lab
    • If you have an Excel spreadsheet, please send it to csp@emory.edu. It will be uploaded in bulk to the chemical registration.
    • Click Certify
  • To update your Chemicals in Animals Form (formerly known as Chemical Safety Approval)
    • Click Manage Lab Forms on the left menu
    • Click on the Chemicals in Animals Form
    • Click edit to make any changes
    • Save and submit

Adding Personnel to the biological registration

Send full name of individual and project number to biosafe@emory.edu. The Research Safety program will check training and Hepatitis B documentation (if applicable), add name to electronic registration, and issue the amended approval letter.

**If a new biological project needs to be added, please contact biosafe@emory.edu to request access to BioRAFT.

***For questions related to accessing your BIOLOGICAL REGISTRATION, contact biosafe@emory.edu.

***For questions related to accessing your CHEMICAL REGISTRATION or CHEMICAL USE IN ANIMALS, contact csp@emory.edu.

Amendments

Amendments to add biological agents should be done by going to the electronic registration page and completing the appropriate surveys or forms. The following are some examples:

Item to Add What to Complete in BioRAFT
Human Source Materials (e.g. human cell lines)
  • Survey
  • Add cell lines to table
Pathogen, Risk 2 Group and Above
  • Amend or initiate Microbes survey
  • Add pathogen to table
  • Complete Pathogen form
Any Viral Vector (e.g. baculovirus)
  • Complete Viral Vector form

Note: This table is just a list of examples and is not a comprehensive list.

Amendments to add chemicals to the Chemical in Animals Form should be done by going to the electronic registration page and completing the appropriate surveys or forms.

  • Click Manage Lab Forms on the left menu
  • Click on the Chemicals in Animals Form
  • Click edit to make any changes
    • Add justification to the Project Summary
    • Add the chemicals or personnel changes
    • Add the Procedures pertaining to the new chemical
  • Save and submit

Biological Materials Requiring Review by the Biosafety Office

Principal Investigators (PIs) who intend to work with any of the following, but not limited to, in vitro or in vivo, are required to access BioRAFT and complete the Biological Registration:

  • Bacteria (infectious and non infectious)
  • Viruses (infectious and non infectious)
  • Fungi (infectious and non infectious)
  • Parasites
  • Human blood, body fluid, cell lines, fixed and unfixed tissue or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
  • Recombinant/synthetic nucleic acid molecules
  • Arthropods
  • Plants
  • Nanoparticles
  • Biological Toxins
  • Other Biological/Infectious Material (Prions, Parasites, Fungi)
  • Non-Human Primate Material

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Research Health and Safety Committee (RHSC)

Guidelines