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Using BioRAFT for Biological Researchers

What is BioRAFT?

Dartmouth College uses BioRAFT as its online laboratory management system.  The BioRAFT platform is a communication tool to connect Principal Investigators (PIs) with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and EHS.  All PIs are required to register their biological research in BioRAFT.  This registration then gets reviewed by the IBC as is required by the NIH.  Please go to the IBC page to get more info about this process and the federal requirements.
BioRAFT is also the platform we use for all of our required institutional laboratory safety training.  All lab members can login to take the training, and PIs are able to easily keep track of training compliance of their lab members for whom they are responsible.


Do I *have* to use BioRAFT?

Yes.  Yes, you do.


To register or revise your research in BioRAFT:

  1. Login to the BioRAFT system with your DND # and email password
  2. Click on your lab's tab on the left to drop down the menu for your lab
  3. Select View Lab Profile to see a summary of your lab
  4. Once in the View Lab Profile, select the "Bio" tab at the top of your profile page to get to your Bio Summary
  5. To enter/edit your information, click on "View Live Usage Summary" found within your Bio Summary box
  6. Complete or edit all relevant biological surveys
  7. Be sure to hit "certify" at the bottom of your Live Usage Summary to go to Submit page (even for revisions)
  8. Be sure to initial boxes and then hit "certify and submit"


Other fun things you can do in BioRAFT:

  1. Look for relevant safety announcements
  2. Add or delete lab members
  3. Check for training compliance issues
  4. Check for IBC Approval and dates
  5. Check on the status of your lab's inspections
  6. Do required annual training
  7. and more!
A detailed BioRAFT How-to-Use Guide is in the works and coming soon.  If you have questions on filling out your Bio Live Usage Summary, please contact Dr. Brenda Petrella, Biological Safety Officer, for assistance.

Last Updated: 1/4/15