New User Checklist

To ensure ethics and safety compliance, users of BRIL's preclinical imaging facility are required to obtain the relevant approvals and training prior to being given independent access. Please read this checklist carefully to avoid delays in the registration process.

  • Complete a Lowy building induction if you don't yet have access. These are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30am. Meet Ken Wyse outside the lifts on L4 Lowy (just show up, no need to book)

  • Complete induction for the relevant animal facility. Contact Anick Standley (CCI), Alison Ryan (BRC Lowy), or Sandra Spathos (BRC WW) to arrange. Users who are not planning to work with animals or use BRC facilities can receive a basic induction from a BRIL staff member

  • Register on the BRIL online booking system and read the BRIL Terms and Conditions

  • Provide photo for user profile

  • Read Behavioural Requirements for OGTR-certified PC2 Animal Facility and "Declare As Read" on SafeSys. If unable to login try the format adunsw\z[your zID] and zPass, if still unable to login please notify us so we can arrange access

  • Read the SWPs and RMFs for the specific instruments/procedures relevant to your project (consult the Workplace Health and Safety pageand "Declare As Read" on SafeSys

  • If working with live animals provide ACEC approval letter (obtained through UNSW Ethics Online) and read the BRIL Conditions of Use Relating to Animal Care and Ethics

  • If working with GMOs provide GTRC/OGTR approval or exemption

  • If using cytotoxic or unknown substances provide SWP, RMF and MSDS to cover handling, clean-up and dealing with spills inside BRIL facilities

  • If working after hours (6pm-8am Mon-Fri, weekends, public holidays and UNSW holidays) read BRIL After Hours Guidelines and complete BRIL After Hours Form

  • Consult the table in the "Training Prerequisites" section below to see what training is required. After completing the required training please email certificates or myUNSW training history screenshot (including your name)

  • For MRI projects please also complete MRI Submission Form and email to Andre Bongers


* UNSW policy doesn't allow undergraduate students to work unsupervised in a laboratory

** For access requirements for the Flow Cytometry Lab please click here

Document Checklist:

  • Profile photo

  • Evidence of completed training

  • ACEC approval letter

  • GTRC/OGTR approval or exemption

  • Cytotoxic substance SWP, RMF and MSDS

  • After hours approval form

Email documents to then you will be contacted to arrange a time for training

Training Prerequisites

Course Title / Code
Requirement for
Enrol through
PC2 Bio Training / HSEPC2
All users
Lab Safety Awareness / HSELSA
Survey Monkey "Lab Safety"
Lab Safety Awareness / HSELSS
Lab Safety Competency / HSELSC
This course replaces 'Lab Safety Awareness' for experienced and trained laboratory workers
Gene Tech Regulation at UNSW (online) / HSEGTC
Any users working with GMOs
Animal Care and Ethics Training / ACEC
Any users working with animals
Hazardous Substances / HSEHAZ
Any users working with hazardous substances
Radiation Level 1 (online) / HSERD1
Staff working with ionising radiation
Radiation Level 1 (online) / HSERD1
Students working with ionising radiation
Survey Monkey "Intro to Radiation"
Work Health and Safety Awareness (online) / HSEAWA
All UNSW users
For more information about training courses please see the UNSW Health and Safety Training page and the Biosafety and Gene Technology Training page
Any staff experiencing issues with myUNSW online course registrations, please try registering here