Research Materials Shipping Training Requirements

The following training requirements must be completed by all research personnel involved in any aspect of shipping or receiving research/clinical materials. 

Please check your training via Yale’s Training Management System (TMS) and click on “My Training Information” to determine if you have completed all of the training requirements.

Cultures or stocks of human pathogens (Infectious Substance, Category A affecting humans)

Cultures or stocks of animal pathogens (Infectious Substance, Category A affecting animals)

Human materials with a high probability of containing a human pathogen (Biological Substance, Category B human origin)

Animal materials with a high probability of containing an animal pathogen (Biological Substance, Category B animal origin):

Human materials with a low probability or not known to contain a pathogen (Exempt Human Specimen)

Animal materials with a low probability or not known to contain a pathogen (Exempt Animal Specimen)

Dry Ice (with none of the materials listed above)

Materials not regulated for transporation (e.g. proteins, antibodies, DNA) (Bio non-Regulated)

Note: Some of these materials may still be controlled when exported from or imported into the United States

Using a properly prepared dry shipper to ship non-regulated biological materials following the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Special Provision A152 (SP A152)