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 Regulator

Accreditation organisations must complete and submit to the Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) an annual report before 30 September each year.

The annual report form covering the period 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021 is now available for completion via an online form.

    For further information on how to use online forms, please see the Online forms help page.

    Accessible formats
    Accredited Organisation Annual Report Form (PDF 359 KB)
    Accredited Organisation Annual Report Form (Word 131 KB)

    Accredited Organisation Changes to Key Contacts

    Accredited organisations must notify the Regulator within 30 days of any changes to their key contacts using the Notification of Changes to Contacts for Organisations form.

    For further information on how to use online forms, please see the Online forms help page.
    For further information on the type of contact details that can be notified using this form, see below.

    Accessible formats
    Key Contacts form (PDF 247 KB)
    Key Contacts form (Word 85 KB)

    Organisation contacts

    Organisations are responsible for advising the OGTR about changes to their contact details and/or assigned contact persons. Contact details for the Organisation, the CEO, and the Primary and Secondary contact officers (optional) are able to be updated using the Key Contacts 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.

    Authorised persons form

    Primary 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.

    The Key Contacts form can be used to notify of Authorised persons, and 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 Key Contacts form.

    IBC contacts

    The organisation that maintains the IBC is responsible for advising the OGTR on any changes to the contact details and/or assigned contact persons. To change IBC contact details using the Key Contact form organisations 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.

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