Accreditation of organisations assists in the management of risks that may be associated with dealings with GMOs.
The Regulator will require an organisation undertaking certain dealings with GMOs to be accredited. The process of accreditation enables the Regulator to assess whether the organisation has the resources and the internal processes in place to enable it to effectively oversee work with GMOs. Before an organisation can be accredited it must have established, or have access to, an appropriately constituted IBC.
Guidelines for Accreditation of an Organisation - updated 18 April 2013
Accreditation of an Organisation application form
List of Accredited Organisations
What are Notifiable Low Risk Dealings (NLRDs)?
NLRD Documents and Forms
Frequently Asked Questions - Accreditation, Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) & Notifiable Low Risk Dealings (NLRDs)
Accredited Organisation Annual Report to the Gene Technology RegulatorIt is a condition of accreditation that accredited organisations complete and submit to the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) an annual report in the form required by the Regulator. The annual report must be received by the Regulator before 30 September each year.
Electronic copies of annual report forms covering the period 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018, with individualised contact information, were sent to all accredited organisations on 4 July 2018. If you have not yet received your organisation’s electronic copy of the annual report form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
Organisation contact formThe organisation is responsible for advising the OGTR on any changes to the contact details and/or assigned contact persons as a condition of Accreditation. Contact details for the Organisation, the CEO, and the Primary and Secondary Contact Officers (optional) are requested in the form below.
The Primary contact is the person an organisation has nominated as the first point of contact for all communications from the OGTR. The Secondary contact is intended to be a back-up for the Primary contact. Both contacts are included in correspondence from the OGTR.
The organisation contact form is available below:
Organisation contact persons form (PDF 126 KB)
Organisation contact persons form (Word 468 KB)
Authorised persons formPrimary and Secondary contacts are unable to make applications, including requesting changes to a licence or certification, unless they are also duly authorised to do so by their organisation. The OGTR requires that such authorisation is declared for the purpose of submitting any applications.
An Authorised Persons form can be completed by the CEO, Primary Contact or Secondary contact to authorise themselves or others to act on behalf of the organisation for certain types of applications. This information can then be stored in the OGTR’s records. Alternatively, the person submitting any application must declare that they are duly authorised to do so (if they indeed are) in either a formal application form or in an email. Authorised persons are not included in any regular communications from the OGTR.
There are different levels of authorisation that can be requested as specified in the document.
The form is available below:
Authorised persons form (PDF 184 KB)
Authorised persons form (Word 1526 KB)
IBC contact formThe organisation that maintains the IBC is responsible for advising the OGTR on any changes to the contact details and/or assigned contact persons as a condition of Accreditation. The IBC contact form must specify the name of the IBC, Chairperson and main contact of the IBC. The main contact of the IBC will receive OGTR correspondence relating to the IBC.
The IBC Contact form is available below:
IBC contact form (PDF 120 KB)
IBC contact form (Word 467 KB)