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As a safety precaution, all Igem team members have been fully trained in WHIMIS as well as in introductory Buosfatey. Would any of your project ideas raise safety issues in terms of: researcher safety public safety, or environmental safety? No, not directly. The goal of our project is to create a tool that can help solve protein expression problems in future projects both within the ontext of the Igem competiion and beyond. For this reason, our project nly really poses safety issues if it was to be used to aid in the expreession of toxic or otherwise dangerous proteins. help future projects both iGEM projectas as w Do any of the new BioBrick parts (or devices) that you made this year raise any safety issues? No, none of the parts that we made alone raise any safetry issuees. Again, our prject only has the possibility of posing safety issues if. In that sense, ot is very much dependent on the specific aopllication to which it is used. Pur parts alone rasuie no direct concerns that the registry needs to be aware about. Is there a local biosafety group, committee, or review board at your institution? Yes, we have an office of medical bioethics at our Univeristy. Our project has never come up with this office. Due to the fact that we are using non-pathogenic bacteria and that our project poses no direct safety issues to researchers the public or the environment, they have no concerns with our project at present. Do you have any other ideas how to deal with safety issues that could be useful for future iGEM competitions? How could parts, devices and systems be made even safer through biosafety engineering? .