If you cannot find your location on the drop down menu, try looking it up by building number: https://facilities.fpm.wisc.edu/facility-list/. If you still cannot find your location, enter it in the text box “Building other” provided.
Multiple rooms can be listed as a single entry if they have the same use, biosafety level, and containment equipment.
For animals listed on the protocol that are maintained via another entity on campus (such as in the WIMR or Biotron vivariums), listing the room number as “vivarium” is acceptable.
All rooms used to house materials listed on your protocol or used for research-related purposes should be listed. Examples can include: autoclave rooms, collaborator’s space (if listed personnel will be working in the collaborator’s space with listed material), core facility rooms, and vivariums.
To determine if your space meets the criteria for a particular biosafety level, please review the NIH Guidelines: http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechnology-activities/biosafety/nih-guidelines and the BMBL: http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl5/.
If you share a space and higher biosafety level work is occurring in the space, all work must be performed at the higher biosafety level.<IBC-POL-008>
Still have questions? Call the Office of Biological Safety (OBS) at 608-263-2037. We are happy to help.