Gene Technology

The nationally consistent legislative scheme for gene technology is comprised of the Commonwealth Gene Technology Act 2000 and Gene Technology Regulations 2001, and corresponding State and Territory legislation.

The University of Adelaide Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) administers gene technology regulatory compliance at the University and acts as an interface with the Australian Government Office of the Gene Regulator (OGTR) for the University. All University personnel who propose to deal with GMOs must obtain the appropriate approvals for their GMO work from the IBC and where necessary the OGTR prior to commencing the work. All non-university personnel intending to work with GMOs in University premises must also obtain the appropriate approvals from the IBC.

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GMO dealing assessment and approval process

View the process for obtaining approval for dealings with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at The University of Adelaide.

Process flowchart

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For regulatory compliance or Institutional Biosafety Committee enquiries contact E:


  • Amanda Highet