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Training Materials for Practical Implementation of Laboratory Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Biorisk Management

[Lab Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Biorisk Management Training]

These training materials include instructions for running a variety of immersive, interactive activities designed to teach participants the practical applications of laboratory biosafety and biosecurity concepts. These materials are intended for any person attempting to teach colleagues and students about laboratory biosafety and biosecurity.


These training materials were created by a group of biosecurity experts for a “train the trainer” event that taught participants new approaches for biosecurity education. The experts intended that the training materials both train participants to consider practical applications of laboratory biosecurity and biosafety and demonstrate an active learning approach to biosecurity education. The experts also hoped that the training materials would address and build upon existing gaps in biosecurity research, governance, and training. The training materials include mock review scenarios, table top exercises, a sticky note exercise, and an interactive computer game.

The expert group that produced the training event was composed of individuals from Gryphon Scientific, Moroccan Biosafety Association (MOBSA), Batna University I, American University of Beirut, and Royal Scientific Society of Jordan. MOBSA is an NGO that promotes biosafety as a scientific and academic discipline. Gryphon Scientific is a private business that provides expertise in the life sciences and public health to a variety of clients, including many US government agencies. The training materials are currently provided and licensed by Gryphon Scientific. All of the materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) and are only available in English as of September 2021.