Biological Safety

Shipping Biological Materials or Samples

I want to ship biological materials or samples, what do I need to do?

The Biosafety Office can answer questions, provide guidance of packaging and labeling requirements, and provides certain shipping materials; labels, bubble wrap, absorbent material, etc. Please contact the Biosafety Office at biosafe@indiana.edu.

I want to ship biological materials. What rules apply?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air and Transport Association (IATA) regulate the labeling, packaging and shipping documentation for exempt human or animal specimens, non-pathogenic organisms, genetically modified organisms and pathogenic organisms. Please contact the Biosafety Office at biosafe@indiana.edu.