The Biosafety group provides a full range of services to UMass Amherst's biological laboratories, farms, crop research zones, fisheries and agricultural research areas where potentially hazardous materials are in use.  We work in a collaborative fashion with the academic community to foster an environment of safety and compliance where research and creativity can thrive. 

UMass Amherst's Role in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Find the Biosafety Standard Operating Procedures to learn more.


Biosafety Trainings are required for all individuals working in a biological lab.  Please take the biosafety training through SciShield.

Specialized Biosafety Training

Contact us at to schedule specialized safety trainings (Calf Management Safety, Livestock and Poultry Safety).  General biosafety training and Field Research Safety training are required annually through SciShield.

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