Biosafety Information Online (BIO)

Click on the BIO button to the right to connect to the UCOP BIO portal.

The BIO system is designed to manage and document the Biological Use Authorization (BUA) process for the University of California.

Principal investigators (PIs) must obtain a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) for recombinant DNA activities (research or teaching) or work with infectious agents (human, animal, plant pathogens, including work with bloodborne pathogens).

The BUA describes all the work with biological materials to be conducted by a PI, establishes the biosafety containment conditions set by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for the work, and authorizes the PI to conduct the work.


BIO Guide for PIs (pdf)

BIO Guide for Lab Contacts (pdf)

Instructional Video for BIO - How to Complete a BUA