Research Safety Project Submission

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

Click the button above to visit BioRAFT.

Annual updates to your biological, chemical and/or radiation safety registrations should be completed at the same time.

Go to

  • Login using Emory ID and password.
  • Update the Hazard Assessment checklist.
  • Check personnel list is up to date.
  • Upload the Lab Self-Inspection Form for the current calendar year (template can be found at 
  • Ensure that all personnel have updated their training and have provided Hepatitis B documentation, if applicable.
  • Upload any CDC, USDA, Import permits, or any other regulatory permit acquired within the past year.

  • To update and 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.
    • The compliance liaison clicks Notify PI to notify the PI that it is ready for certification. Only the PI can certify the biological, chemical or radiation safety registrations to initiate the EHS review.
    • The status of the registration will change to Awaiting EHS review.
    • Contact if you do not receive a response within two weeks after the PI has certified the registration.

  • To update and review your Chemical Registration: Click on the Chem tab
    • 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 It will be uploaded in bulk to the chemical registration.
    • Click Certify. Only the PI can certify the biological, chemical or radiation safety registrations to initiate EHS review.

  • To update your Radiation Safety Registration: Click the Rad tab
    • Click Snapshot.
    • Click View Radioisotope Materials Registration.
    • Review personnel, isotope lists and Experimental procedures to ensure they include current information.
    • The PI clicks Certify, Compliance liaisons click Notify PI. Only the PI can certify the biological, chemical or radiation safety registrations to initiate the EHS review.

Adding Personnel to the
  1. Click Members.
  2. Search by typing first name and last name of individual.
  3. Check the Job Activities for handling Biological, Chemicals, Animals, General.
  4. Click Add/Update Members.
  5. This will trigger the training that is needed.
  6. Click the Bio tab, then click the Project option, edit the project to be amended to include the individual. PI must certify the Biological Usage Summary to trigger the EHS review.
  7. Click on the left Manage lab forms to select the Chemicals in Animals form to be edited, click edit, then certify. PI must certify the the Chemicals in Animals form to trigger the EHS review.


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.

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 Materials (Prions, Parasites, Fungi)
  • Non-Human Primate Material

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Research Health and Safety Committee (RHSC)