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On this website you can find a set of educational materials that help students to get a grasp on safety in the field of biotechnology and on the Safe-by Design (SbD) strategy. Part of this material is also helpful for applying this strategy in own (future) biotechnology projects, like in a MSc thesis or PhD project. Each of the materials has a particular focus and uses a different method of working. In general the material can be used flexible and tailored to the needs and circumstances.
Challenge students with the Safe-by-Design Serious Game to broaden their safety awareness with safety considerations of a technical, societal, social, ethical and legal nature. The students will discuss this with each other in search of creative ways to tackle the challenges.
The webinar provides a good starting point for students to incorporate Safe-by-Design into their projects right from the start. The webinar offers background information on the importance of Safe-by-Design and hands a method that systematically helps to identify and address safety issues. The webinar addresses iGEM projects specifically, but integration in a MSc or PhD course is also possible.
The case material is presented as in depth material for students and researchers to help address a range of safety issues, and apply Safe-by-Design in the field of biotechnology. Five cases intended to stimulate group discussions, are available in different expertise fields of biotechnology.
The Safety Framework document will help students and researchers understand why the environmental safety aspect of biotechnology is important. It explains how you can assess safety. It gives insight into the regulations that apply to your current and future activities with biotechnology.