Safeguard Research Facilities and Personnel to Meet the Requirements of ABSL 3


NIH ABSL3 hoodCritical research involving pathogens or biological toxins have the “potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For such research programs to be successful and safe they must be supported by specially trained staff, specialized equipment, and well-developed standard operating procedures.


This paper provides a blueprint for designing and operating research facilities to meet requirements for Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL) 3.

What You'll Learn

Insider knowledge and best practices from bioscience subject matter experts on:

•    Staffing and Training
•    Standard Operating Procedures
•    Specialized Equipment Needs
•    Enhanced Security Requirements


About the Authors

The authors have directed  and managed some of the most complex biomedical research programs at the NiH for over 20 years each. They are experts in the effective management of ABSL 3 suites.




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