New User Checklist

This page outlines the approvals and training required to gain independent access to BRIL facilities. Please refer the relevant section below and email documents to Brendan Lee.

Prerequisite training

Complete the relevant training and provide evidence (either certificates or training history screenshot). All training is available online with enrolment through the 'Learning and Development' section of the myUNSW Staff Profile

Course Title / Code

Requirement for

Biological Safety Course / HSEBSC


Lab Safety Awareness / HSELSO


Animal Care and Ethics Course / ACECON

Working with live animals

Gene Tech Regulation at UNSW / HSEGTC

Working with GMOs

Radiation Level 1 / HSERD1

Working with ionising radiation (irradiation or CT imaging)

Hazardous Substances / HSEHSO

Working with hazardous or unknown substances

RDMoT for Researchers / RDM001

(Research Data Management)

Recommended for all researchers

After-hours work

UNSW considers after hours work to be 6pm-8am Mon-Fri, weekends, public holidays and UNSW holidays. To access BRIL facilities after hours please read the BRIL After Hours Requirements, then complete the BRIL After-Hours Approval Form.

Working with cytotoxic or unknown substances

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