Research Biosafety Committee

The St. Michael’s Hospital Research Biosafety Committee (RBC) is charged with ensuring that all activities within the research community of St. Michael’s Hospital that involve work with biohazardous agents are conducted in a safe manner and in conformity with all applicable standards and guidelines.

The RBC is composed of principal investigators (PIs), researchers and administrators with responsibilities and experience in handling biohazardous materials and is chaired by a senior researcher. The Chair is empowered, with the advice and guidance of the RBC members, to approve the use of biohazardous materials by a St. Michael’s PI via a biosafety permit and to enforce appropriate safety standards.