Database ID: USAS152  Registry file: S15/286/6  Region: AM

  • Contact information
  • Summary table of centre capabilities
  • Technical capabilities of centre sorted by disease/pathogen
  • Quality assurance programme


  • Contact Information:
      WHO CC Title:

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Applied Biosafety Programmes and Training

      Institution: Office of Biosafety
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      Address: 1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS F05
    Atlanta GE 30333
      Country: USA
      Principle Investigator: Dr Shanna Nesby O Dell
      Telephone: 1 404 639 4477
      Fax: 1 404-639-1691
      Email: sln1@cdc.gov
      Contact 1:
      Contact 2:
      Internet Website: http://CDC OHASIS
      WHO information: WHO designation information
      Publications:
     
         
    WHO focal points at headquaters and regional office:
        HQ Focal Point: Dr N. Previsani  
     
    Displayed centre capabilities: Summary table of center capabilities
    Technical capabilities of centre sorted by disease/pathogen
    Quality assurance programme

       
    Summary table of centre capabilities
    This table shows the list of diseases/pathogens studied at the selected collaborating center and the activity areas covered - diagnostics, reagents, surveillance and training. The numbers indicate the number of techniques/activities carried out for each disease/pathogen/subject area.

    Disease Pathogen Name
    Click on the disease to view details
    Speciality area Nb diagnostics Nb reagents Nb surveillance Nb training
    Biosafety         12 

    Disease/Pathogen/subject area glossary
    Technical capabilities glossary

    Technical capabilities of centre sorted by disease/pathogen
     

    Biosafety

  • Training

  •          Capacity building activities
          
           
  • In country training, site visits, lab strengthening (Lab strengthening)
      Laboratory strengthening in Cote d'Ivoire
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  • In country training, site visits, lab strengthening (Site visit)
      Site visit to create biosafety awareness. Cote d'Ivoire, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Japan, Canada

  •          Formal training programme at CC
          
           
  • Training in without degree    

  •          Organize training programmes / teach courses
          
           
  • Conduct training courses (Other)
      NGOs Training, Consultation, Management Resources (TCMR), Dover (DE), USA. Biosafety, QA, QC
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  • Conduct training courses (Bilateral funding)
      American Biological Safety Association. Biosafety/Management
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  • Conduct training courses (Multilateral funding)
      American Society for Microbiology Biosafety/Management

  •          Produce training materials
          
           
  • Audiovisual, manuals, guidelines, software, other (Manuals/guidelines)
      Specific booklets on Biosafety Cabinets and selected laboratory activities
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  • Audiovisual, manuals, guidelines, software, other (Manuals/guidelines)
      "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories" (has been translated into Japanes and Chinese; is being translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French and Hindi)

  •          Training of trainees at CC
          
           
  • Training at centre    
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  • Training in Biosafety issues  
      Have been involved with expanding the profession of biosafety. Also offer bi-annual symposia on selected biosafety topics.
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  • Training in Biosafety issues  
      Offer biosafety consultation to institutions upon request
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  • Training in Biosafety issues  
      Informal biosafety training
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    Quality Assurance Programme
      Internal Quality Control Programme
      Do you have an internal quality control programme? No
      Are lab data/outcomes recorded regulary and available for review? No
      Is there systematic recording and review of corrective action? No
      Internal control components:  
          Assays:
            - Standards and established control criteria: No
            - Performance monitoring (interassay comparisons): No
          Equipment:
     
          - Performance monitoring:
    No
     
          - Preventive maintenance programme:
    No
          Inventory programmes : No
          Media and reagent quality control: No
          Procedure manuals : No
         
      Description of Internal Quality Control Programme
    External quality control programme: No
      Participation in WHO QA programme: No
      Standardization / Evaluation activities: No