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Deadline: September 15, 2015.

06/03/2015 - Message from the DoD CBDP Regarding the Inadvertent Shipment of Inactivated Samples Containing Live Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) to Labs in the U.S. and Overseas (PDF 73KB)

Biological Safety for First Responders Workshop (PDF 423KB)

October 9, 2015, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island

ABSA Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program

BSA Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program

America Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Position Paper on Ebola, December 12, 2014 (PDF 27KB)

Ebola Information page

The CDC Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellowship program

RE: Office of Science and Technology Policy request for comments regarding impact of the Select Agent Regulations (PDF 86KB)
a letter written by Marian Downing, RBP, CBSP, President, ABSA, to Gerald Epstein, Ph.D. Co-Chair, Fast Track Action Committee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 10 April, 2015

ABSA Position Paper regarding the July 16, 2014 CDC Hearing and GAO Report High Containment Laboratories: Recent Incidents of Biosafety Lapses (PDF 423KB)
written by the ABSA Unified Oversight Task Force, 25 March, 2015

United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern
Released September 24, 2014
DURC Policy(PDF 616KB)
DURC Companion Guide(PDF 901KB)

American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Response to Recent Events at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)(PDF 225KB)

Re: CDC Anthrax Lab Incident Hearing and Subsequent GAO Report High Containment Laboratories: Recent Incidents of Biosafety Lapses(PDF 1.16MB)
a letter written by the ABSA Legislative Committee to the US Energy and Commerce Committee, Oversight Investigations, 31 July, 2014

White House memorandum: Enhancing Biosafety and Biosecurity in the United States(PDF 353KB)
a memorandum written by Lisa O. Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and John P. Holdren, Assistant toe the President for Science and Technology

ANSI/ASSE Z9.14-2014 Standard

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The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. The Association's goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.

On this official website of the American Biological Safety Association, you can find information about the ABSA Annual Conference, ABSA Review Course, Principles and Practices of Biosafety Course and other educational offerings. There is also extensive information about ABSA's two credentials, the Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) credential, and the Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) credential. The site also contains important biosafety publications such as the Anthology of Biosafety series and Applied Biosafety: Journal of the American Biological Safety Association. If you are interested in becoming an ABSA member, please see ABSA's membership information and membership application. There is also other important biosafety information on this site including: the Risk Group database, Biosafety Links, Biosafety Listserv, White Papers, Job Opportunities, and more. Please e-mail info@absa.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

ABSA 58th Annual
Biological Safety Conference

58th Annual Biological Safety Conference

ABSA Providence
October 9-14, 2015
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

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