Course Detail

HS025 - GM & Biosafety for Clinical Trials Staff

This 2 hour course will provide an introduction to working safety with biological and genetically modified (GM) agents (i.e. a gene therapy agent) that may be handled by reseawrch nursing, pharmacy and clinical trial associate staff during clinical trials.

Topics will include bio-containment, handling biological/GM waste, disinfection and decontamination, personal protective equipment, transport and storage. Relevant H&S legislation requirements in the context of the management of biological and GM agents in a clinical setting will be covered in conjunction with the principles of risk assessment for hazardous work and infection control practices.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the hazards arising from working with biological / GM agents in a clinical trial setting, risk levels and classification of agents
  • Understand the principles of bio-containment
  • Know the practical measures required to contain biological / GM agents from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
  • Be aware of relevant health and safety legislation underpinning clinical trial work with biological & GM agents including risk assessment requirements

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Friday 8 November 2019

Venue: Garrod Building 2.48, W, Garrod Building, Whitechapel

Time: 10:00 - 12:30


  • Dr M Ariyanayagam
Attendees from External Organisations: If you have booked onto one of the QMUL Health & Safety Training courses please contact the Health & Safety Directorate for further instructions by emailing with your name, organisation, course code and course date requested.