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Massey University has policies and procedures in place for staff and students who wish to conduct research or teaching involving the importation or development of low risk genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in containment.
All research or teaching involving the importation or development of low risk genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in containment must ensure that their work is done in such a way that any adverse effect on the environment is minimised as specified in the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996.
All proposals for research or teaching in the above category must comply with the procedures developed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
Before you begin, it is essential that you are familiar with Massey University’s policies and procedures concerning such activities and that you have read the Code of Conduct for Research or Teaching involving the importation or development of genetically modified organisms using recombinant DNA.
The Genetic Technology Committee requests that, if you are planning to submit a new EPA application or amendment in the coming months, please do so in time for the meeting to be held on Friday, 7th August 2015 (deadline: 24th July 2015), as the normal secretariat will not be available from 4th September to 13th November 2015 and only urgent submissions will be considered over this period.
Consideration of “in-house” applications to use generic sequencing approvals or existing IBSC approvals will not be affected by this absence and can continue to be submitted via the usual procedure. These will be reviewed outside of committee by way of e-mail circulation to members and outcomes advised thereafter.
Please note that all communication/action regarding GTC matters during the above timeframe should be directed to the Chair in the first instance.
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Last updated on Friday 03 July 2015