From 2011.igem.org

Answers to Safety Questions

Due September 2

All teams are asked to detail how they approached any issues of biological safety associated with their projects. Specifically, teams should answer the following questions:

  1. Would any of your project ideas raise safety issues in terms of:
    1. researcher safety,
    2. public safety, or
    3. environmental safety?
  2. Do any of the new BioBrick parts (or devices) that you made this year raise any safety issues? If yes,
    1. did you document these issues in the Registry?
    2. how did you manage to handle the safety issue?
    3. How could other teams learn from your experience?
  3. Is there a local biosafety group, committee, or review board at your institution?
    1. If yes, what does your local biosafety group think about your project?
    2. If no, which specific biosafety rules or guidelines do you have to consider in your country?
  4. Do you have any other ideas how to deal with safety issues that could be useful for future iGEM competitions? How could parts, devices and systems be made even safer through biosafety engineering?

Teams must document the answers to these safety questions on their dedicated (and easy to find!) wiki safety page by September 2nd.

See the Safety page for more details on how iGEM Teams are expected to approach issues of safety.