|Date Range||c. 1978 - c. 1996|
|Quantity||65 cm, 122 folders|
The Biohazards Committee made recommendations to the University Council relating to the granting of personal licences, received applications for approval of projects involving recombinant DNA research, determined the information to be provided by applications and determined the hazards involved. The committee then recommended approval of proposed projects.
Established in principle in April 1977 following representations to the Vice-Chancellor by the Department of Biochemistry and by the Vice-Chancellor to Council, to exercise a supervisory role over recombinant DNA and other potential biohazards research programmes. A working party to establish the terms of reference and constitution of the committee was approved by Council on 7 April and appointed by the Standing Sub-Committee on 10 May 1977. An Interim Biological Hazards Committee was established by Council on 9 September 1977 to investigate further the constitution and terms of reference and held its first meeting on 7 November 1977. At a meeting of Council on 11 November the terms of reference proposed by the interim committee and its recommendation that a standing committee of the Council be appointed were approved, the Vice-Chancellor being authorised to appoint the Committee members.
[Reference D 2608/77]
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