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Campus Mail:
PO Box 245101

Phone: (520) 626-6850
Fax: 520-626-2583

Mailing Address:
Research Laboratory & Safety Services
PO Box 245101
Tucson, AZ 85724

Street Address:
1717 E. Speedway Blvd, Suite 1201
Tucson, AZ 85719

Appropriate training is required for all individuals that work with and/or supervise the use of recombinant and biohazardous material. The Biosafety Protection Courses are an annual requirement. Annual refresher courses can be taken online. You can see the status of your training by logging into the User Dashboard.

All training is available thru EDGE Training 

Basic Biosafety Protection Course - required for all personnel working with BSL-1 or BSL-2 agents.

Plant Hazard Protection Course - required for research involving transgenic plants, plant pathogens, and organisms associated with plants.

BSL-3 Protection Course - required for anyone working within a BSL-3 laboratory.

Select Agent and Toxin Protection Course – required for all individuals who have undergone a security risk assessment for access to select agent and toxins at the University of Arizona.

Bloodborne Pathogen Course – prerequisite for the Basic Biosafety Protection Course and required for any individual who may come in contact with bloodborne pathogen. The course is provided by Risk Management Services.


Requesting Accommodations for a Disability

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Disability Resource Center at (520) 621-3268 or Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Questions regarding registration can be directed to the RLSS at (520) 626-6850 or