(1) approval for GMO work AND
(2) animal ethics approval (this component will require separate approval)
You will need to complete the appropriate application form below and submit it to the Austin Health IBC for review and approval. For Dealings Not involving Intentional Release (DNIR) and Dealings involving Intentional Release (DIR) applications, the Austin Health IBC must first review your application before it is forwarded to the OGTR for final approval.
While the Gene Technology Act 2000 enables Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) to assess and approve certain kinds of GMO dealings, other types will require a licence from the OGTR before work can start. The Austin Health Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) conducts initial review of all GMO project applications at regular meetings throughout the year. Applicants should be aware of the deadlines to avoid delays.
In summary, dealings with GMOs that are classified as Notifiable Low Risk Dealings (NLRD), Dealings Not involving Intentional Release (DNIR) or Dealings involving Intentional Release (DIR) must be conducted in facilities that are OGTR certified. The certified facility type and the level of containment must be suited to the type of GMO and the activities being conducted (refer to OGTR Guide to Physical Containment Levels and Facility Types).