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Select Agents are biological agents and toxins regulated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to their potential to pose a severe threat to public health, agriculture, and safety. The current list includes groups of agents, toxins, and plant pathogens.
Anyone wishing to obtain an agent or toxin on the select agent list must register with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Agent Office and/or the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The following registration requirements must be met before an entity or individual can acquire, possess, use, or transfer a select agent or toxin:
The investigator must provide the following documentation to BEI Resources after submitting a request for a select agent:
Each request will be evaluated individually, and BEI Resources will contact the requestor after all materials are reviewed to provide permit details.
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