Updating/amending existing WIMM GM Risk Assessments, CL1
All new GM risk assessments, updates, changes, information on new imported transgenics, and new micro-organisms must be notified to the University Safety Office. To do this, contact Allan Hayle before approaching the University Safety Office.
Amendments to GM risk assessments can be made at any time during the year, as necessary. This includes:
- adding names of other supervisors from the WIMM (for collaborations)
- adding new hosts/vectors/inserts (only IF the containment level is not affected, and if the overview of the project is more or less the same).
Note: significant changes to CL2 and CL3 projects may require notification to HSE, and therefore require a fee. If you need to update one of these, please e-mail Allan Hayle, or Tracey Mustoe at the University Safety Office, for advice.
In a new Word document (no forms), write an amendment to your existing risk assessment, including:
1) Supervisor(s): (note: if you're just adding a new supervisor to your risk assessment, complete step 2, skip 3, 4, 5, and e-mail only the word document to Allan Hayle)
2) IMM reference number and title of original GM risk assessment
3) Short 'aim' for the new aspect of the project
4) A list of what's new (host/vector/insert), and why the new thing(s) (and the resulting GM-microorganism-or-whatever-it-is) won't have harmful effects
5) End with a line similar to: "Therefore, the containment level remains the same, CL1."
- e-mail this Word document AND the original risk assessment to Allan Hayle. If you can't find an electronic copy of your original risk assessment, please try and make a pdf of it. A paper copy is in your lab's red file of biological safety information.
- This will be reviewed by WIMM GM Safety Committee (and University Safety Office), usually by e-mail, as soon as possible.
- After it has been approved (and any editing/changes made), you will be sent an e-mail saying that you can 'proceed' with the changes to the project.
- You will need to sign and date a paper copy of the final version.
- Copies must be kept in WIMM Administration, University Safety Office, and with your copy of the original risk assessment in your lab's 'red file'.