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Personnel who should be listed on a biosafety protocol include but are not limited to: those directly handling materials listed on the protocol (performing experiments, disinfecting/inactivating, etc.) and those responsible for supervising individuals working with materials listed on the protocol.

Read/Write Personnel

Read/Write Personnel can edit the protocol and perform the same functions as the PI. The only thing read/write personnel cannot do is complete the assurance page, sign the protocol, or initially submit the protocol. Subsequent submissions after response to revision requests can be made by Read/Write personnel. Read/Write Personnel will also receive email notifications from arrow when action is needed. You are not required to designate anyone as read/write personnel. There is no limit on how many individuals can be designated as read/write personnel.

In addition to the above, Read/Write personnel can also create and submit Grant/Personnel amendments after protocol approval.

Read Personnel

Read personnel can view the protocol but do not have any editing capability.

Personnel Pop-Up


Individuals who have not completed required biosafety trainings through Learn@UW may not be listed in the personnel drop down menu. The "Biosafety Required Training" course is required for all personnel listed on the biosafety protocol. This training expires after 5 years. This course replaced Biosafety 101, 104, and 201. If you completed Biosafety 101, 104, and 201, you do not have to complete the new course until you are due for renewal. Biosafety 102 is required for all personnel listed in the bloodborne pathogen section of the protocol. This training expires after 1 year. DURC training is required for certain protocols. This training expires after 3 years. <IBC-POL-010>

Individuals who have not completed the trainings should initially be listed in the “Other personnel” section on the main personnel page.

Individuals who do not have NetIDs should be listed in the “Other personnel” section on the main personnel page.


There is no longer an option to list someone as a CO-PI. Only one person, the PI, can be ultimately responsible for overseeing the work on a protocol.

Still have questions? Call the Office of Biological Safety (OBS) at 608-263-2037. We are happy to help!! 

Keywords:read/write personnel, read personnel, personnel pop-up, role   Doc ID:43064
Owner:Lisa M.Group:ARROW - Institute for Biosafety Committee
Created:2014-08-21 13:50 CDTUpdated:2018-08-01 13:38 CDT
Sites:ARROW - Institute for Biosafety Committee
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