Those responsible for shipment of biological materials must complete CU: Shipping Biological Materials in Skillsoft. This training is required biennially.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reference guide, "Transporting Infectious Substances Safely," may be used for review.

Additionally, research-related transfers are subject to other criteria and may require completion of a Materials Transfer Agreement.


An import permit from the CDC or the USDA may be required to receive biological materials from outside the U.S. Notify Biological Safety for assistance with the permit process.

Contact Biological Safety for questions regarding shipping biological materials or permits, or to request shipping labels.


Biological Safety and the Office of Regulatory Compliance must both be notified before biological materials are shipped outside the United States to ensure compliance with any export control regulations.
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