The Biosafety Administrators Association (BSAA) was founded to facilitate training for and provide professional support to those administering biosafety research compliance programs. Since 2012, individuals that ensure institutions adhere to standards governing the use of biohazards in research have been discussing common programmatic problems and sharing ideas for potential solutions at Best Practice meetings.
BSAA falls under the Basic Training and Best Practices umbrella from a functional standpoint.
During a Best Practice meeting, members of the Biosafety Administrator’s community proposed establishing a common resource (i.e., BSAA) to facilitate communication, training opportunities, and the sharing of ideas. BSAA gives member organizations the opportunity to share written templates, and establish best practices that will strengthen the degree of cohesiveness and consistency among organizations’ biosafety research compliance programs.