How do I know if I need a BUA?


Your Principal Investigator will need to submit a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) if you are working with biological agents including:



  • recombinant DNA

  • synthetic nucleic acids

  • WHO Risk Group 2 or higher pathogens

  • biological toxins

  • material of human or non-human primate origin, including cell lines


To determine if the agent you plan to work with is considered Risk Group 2 or higher, please reference the ABSA website.