In-Service Training Course in accordance with § 15 of the Genetic Engineering Safety Regulations

In-Service Training Course in accordance with § 15 of the Genetic Engineering Safety Regulations

This year, the MPI of Biochemistry (MPIB) will organize the MPG-internal training course providing general information on issues regarding biological safety in accordance with § 15,4(1) GenTSV as an online event. Target groups are: project leaders and representatives of biological safety.

The online course wil take place on 10 and 11 December 2020. You can find the program here.

Registration is closed, the course is fully booked!

The training course is recognised by the Government of Upper Bavaria under reference number 55.1GT-8790.GT_3-1-5.

We will provide simultaneous interpretation into English for non-German-speaking participants. Slides in German and English will be put on screen in parallel during the sessions. Additionally, MPIB will provide the scripts for download by the participants prior to the online event.

Important note for non-German-speaking participants: Before registering for the course, please make sure that your respective genetic engineering authorities generally accept non-German-speaking persons as project leaders or as authorized representatives in biological safety matters. This issue is handled differently in the respective federal states.

The online course will take place via the ZOOM platform in cooperation with an external company for the technical engineering. It is mandatory for participants to install the free-of-charge ZOOM app on their respective device ( to enable participation in the ZOOM meeting via the personalized access data they will receive in advance. In addition, a time slot for a technical check will be provided beforehand. All details in this regard will be forwarded by e-mail approx. 2 weeks prior to the course.

Along with the online registration, participants must upload an up-to-date portrait photo and a scan of their ID card for identity verification purposes. At the beginning of the online session, these images will be compared visually with the video streamed by the respective participants’ cameras.

Participants must have their respective videos activated permanently during the individual sessions to prove their attendance throughout the course.

To verify attendance, MPIB staff members will check the participants’ respective video streams during each session. Additionally, polls asking participants to confirm their presence will be launched via the ZOOM platform at random intervals. Each poll will only be open for 10 minutes.

Only when participants have attended every single session of the online course, they will receive a certificate of participation by mail in due course.

You can register by 09 November 2020 at the latest Registration is closed! (for telephone enquiries, please call: 089 / 8578-3789). Please note that registration is binding.

The course is free of charge for employees of the Max Planck Society and the public authorities who are involved in carrying out the procedures of authorization and supervision of genetic engineering laws (GenTG). The course fee is € 200 for external participants (free of VAT in accordance with § 4.22 UStG). After registration, you will receive an invoice from us. Please transfer the fee to the account indicated in the invoice.

Please note that the English translation of this information is provided for purposes of convenience and reference only. Only the German version of the text is legally binding.

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