Arthropod Research

The Arthropod Containment Guidelines contain two sections of greatest interest to most researchers:

The Principles of Risk Assessment that discusses arthropods in the usual context (e.g., those known to contain a pathogenic agent, those with uncertain pathogens, and those with no agent).
They also consider the following:

Biological containment is a significant factor that reduces the hazards associated with accidental escape of arthropods.
Epidemiological context alters the risks of an escape and its impact on the location or site in which the work is performed.
The phenotype of the vector, such as insecticide resistance; and
Genetically modified arthropods with an emphasis on phenotypic change.

Please refer to the Biosafety Manual for more information and resources. There is a comprehensive appendix that discusses arthropod research.