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Schedule 5 pathogens and toxins

A range of pathogens and toxins are subject to additional controls under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act2001. As these are listed in Schedule 5 to the Act, they are referred to as Schedule 5 pathogens and toxins. The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) must be notified before anything in the list is acquired, stored or used at the University. The University's Biological Safety Advisor must be contacted in order to start this process.

Each summer, information is requested on Schedule 5 pathogens and toxins. An up-to-date list is available, which includes important information in the notes at the bottom of the page. These notes detail what the list covers in addition to the specified pathogen or toxin itself, such as nucleic acid sequences.