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Oklahoma State University
University Research Compliance

A unit in the Division of the Vice President for Research


Select Agent Program

What are the compliance requirements for activities involving select agent and toxins?

Complete information is available via the federal regulations governing select agents and toxins (42 CFR 73 and 7 CFR 331 & 9 CFR 121). Additional information is available via the National Select Agent Registry website. Please note that the investigator and the institution face severe penalties for non-compliance, including civil and criminal charges.

Responsibility, management, and daily oversight of OSU's Select Agent Program vests with the University's Responsibile Official (RO), the Vice President for Research, and the Alternate Responsible Officials (ARO), the Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance, the Biological Safety Officer, and the Assistant Biological Safety Officer.

Federal Reporting Hotlines

Anonymous reports of biosafety and/or security concerns related to select agents and toxins may be made to:

Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General
Phone: 1.800.447.8477
Fax: 1.800.223.8164
TTY: 1.800.377.4950

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Inspector General
Phone: 1.800.424.9121
Fax: 202.690.2474