University research and teaching activities involving dealings with genetically modified organisms must comply with the legislative scheme for gene technology. This ensures work at the University is performed safely and responsibly.
2019 Amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations 2001
The 2019 Amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 commenced Tuesday 8 October 2019. The amendments result from a technical review conducted by the Regulator and aim to address the legal uncertainty about the regulation of new technologies, including genome editing techniques. A copy of the amended Regulations is available on the Forms and Resources page and detailed information regarding the changes are outlined on the OGTR website.
Have you ever wondered what the community attitude to gene technology is?
The Community Attitudes to Gene Technology 2019 report is available now on the OGTR website along with the previous surveys conducted in 2015 and 2017.
Apply for approval
A step by step guide designed to give you more information about how to make an application, and the process of getting approved
Meetings and deadlines
The Gene Technology and Biosafety Committee (the University IBC) meets to review applications every six weeks from February through to December
Frequently asked questions
Definition of a GMO, techniques listed in the schedules, application requirements, and more
Forms and resources
Download forms and other resources that are helpful throughout the application process
Training and Information Sessions
Training provided by the University to help meet researchers' needs
Managing approved projects
Responsibilities and requirements for the management of projects once they are approved
OGTR facility certification
How to obtain and manage facility approval from the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
Contacts and emergencies
Contact information for the university's biorisk officers, and information about what to do in an emergency