Welcome to the Biosafety Training Institute (BTI)
The Biosafety Training Institute (BTI) has been developed by The University of Edinburgh as a centre of excellence, delivering accredited professional biosafety training courses to a specialist audience most of whom have first degrees, with many also having postgraduate qualifications.
Initially targeted at biological and biomedical research workers in Universities, the Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 course is suitable for anyone with a role in health and safety within a biological or biomedical environment, including biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 course provider
The Biosafety Training Institute (BTI) is the only UK provider to offer this accredited course to the international market as a full E-LEARNING (online) course and a HYBRID course (combination of e-learning and face to face teaching).
The next online course will run 17 May - 28 June 2017
Registration now open! Click here for details and how to book.
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Professional Course in Biorisk Management
The Biosafety Training Institute (BTI) at the University of Edinburgh is currently finalising (June 2016) its Professional Course in Biorisk Management.
This course is available to the International market and successful completion of this online course will result in delegates achieving a certificate in Biorisk Management from the University of Edinburgh .
The BTI has also recently (2016) become an Observer Organisation to the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA). Therefore, this course will, as well as providing an excellent grounding in biosafety and biosecurity, provide education and training to prepare individual candidates to demonstrate their competency via IFBA's Professional Certification scheme.
If you wish to receive information about this course in due course, please leave your details here.
European Biosafety Association (EBSA) 20th Annual Meeting, Madrid
Alastair Reid (BTI Institute Director / Director of Health & Safety, The University of Edinburgh) is attending the 20th Annual EBSA conference in Madrid, "The diverse world of Biosafety". The BTI have a poster at the conference and in addition to the conference programme, Alastair is attending a session, with other biosafety colleagues, to discuss the availability of online biosafety training. With the conference programme and the workshops, it promises to be a very interesting 2 days.