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Upgrade Registration

If you are a current registrant, and would like to register for a higher level of material access, please follow the instructions below. Upgrading your registration with BEI Resources requires that you submit the additional documentation needed for a higher level of registration. Once submitted, your request will be reviewed by our regulatory committee and then by NIAID for approval. Once approved, you will have access to order materials within the increased level of registration. All documents must contain original, ink signatures if required. BEI Resources can accept Level 1 registration agreements by email, fax or by postal mail. If you have questions about the application process, contact BEI Resources.

Review the registration levels and select the one that facilitates your scientific research.

Level 2 — Pathogen or Permit Related Items

BEI Resources Level 2 registration is for receiving Pathogen or Permit-related items which require Biosafety Level 2 rated laboratory space. This level does not include Select Agents or Biosafety Level 3 items. The following documents must be submitted to upgrade your registration.

  • Profile of Your Institution or Company On your organization's letterhead, provide a brief description of your institution or company, including a web site address.

  • Biographical Sketch of Principal Investigator/Laboratory Director The sketch, or brief curriculum vitae, must include educational background, past and present employers and job titles, and a listing of representative publications. Include relevant institutional, departmental or laboratory web site addresses where available and applicable.

  • Scope of Use Submit an abstract, on your organization's letterhead, describing the proposed scope of work and the proposed use of the reagents within that scope. Please include any U.S. Government Grant, Cooperative Agreement or Contract Number supporting the use of the reagents.

  • Laboratory Facility Description and Biosafety Containment Level of Facility The Biosafety Level 2 Checklist must be completed and signed by the organization's Biosafety Officer. The form must be filled out to confirm your lab facilities, access policies, material handling procedures, and training practices fulfill the criteria established for the biosafety level guidelines of the CDC/NIH in Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed. HHS Publication No. (CDC) 93-8395. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007. The entire text is available online.

Level 3 — Select Agent and Biosafety Level 3 Items

The third level of registration is for Select Agents and items requiring Biosafety Level 3 rated laboratory space. Registration for these items requires extensive laboratory descriptions and proof of eligibility from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or USDA to receive these items. This registration also includes access to level 1 and level 2 materials. 

  • Profile of Your Institution or Company On your organization's letterhead, provide a brief description of your institution or company, including a Web site address.

  • Biographical Sketch of Principal Investigator/Laboratory Director The sketch, or brief curriculum vitae, must include educational background, past and present employers and job titles, and a listing of representative publications. Include relevant institutional, departmental or laboratory web site addresses where available and applicable.

  • Scope of Use Submit an abstract, on your organization's letterhead, describing the proposed scope of work and the proposed use of the reagents within that scope. Please include any U.S. Government Grant, Cooperative Agreement or Contract Number supporting the use of the reagents.

  • Laboratory Facility Description and Biosafety Containment Level of Facility The Biosafety Level 3 Checklist must be completed and signed by the registrant and the organization's Biosafety Officer. The form must be filled out to confirm your lab facilities, access policies, material handling procedures, and training practices fulfill the criteria established for the biosafety level guidelines of the CDC/NIH in Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed. HHS Publication No. (CDC) 93-8395. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007. The entire text is available online.

    If you are registered to work with select agents, you will need to supply your Registration Number and expiration date on the Checklist.

Submitting Instructions

Documents can be e-mailed, faxed or sent via postal mail. 

E-Mail all documents with original ink signatures to: contact@beiresources.org

OR

Fax all documents with original ink signatures to: (703) 365-2898

OR

Mail all documents with original ink signatures to:

BEI Resources
Customer Service: Registration
10801 University Boulevard
Manassas, VA 20110-2209

The possession, use and transfer of biological materials is tightly controlled by federal regulations and several government agencies. A complete review of the compliance requirements is important for researchers who may work with such materials.

Please send all required documents in one package and allow two to three weeks after receipt of all registration materials for approval by BEI Resources and NIAID. Missing information will delay approval and could result in declining the application.

If you have questions about the application process, contact
BEI Resources.