The Office for Research Ethics & Integrity co-ordinates University compliance with the requirements of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) and oversees the safe use, handling and containment of hazardous infectious agents and biological material reasonably expected to contain these (biosafety).

It also issues advice in relation to the Department of Agriculture,Water and the Environment (formally DAFF) Biosecurity requirements, ensures compliance with relevant Australian Standards (including advice on laboratory specifications) and provides training for research personnel working with GMOs, hazardous infectious agents and biological material.


The information on this site has been prepared to assist University of Western Australia staff and students to understand their compliance obligations in the areas covered. The University of Western Australia will not be liable for the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of any of the content published on this site. If you are visiting this site from an external source, you should seek further guidance on gene technology and biosafety regulatory schemes for your specific activities and organisation.