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[HTGAA] (http://bio.academany.org) |> [ROMAIN DI VOZZO] (www.romaindivozzo.wordpress.com) |> [FABLAB DIGISCOPE] (www.fablabdigiscope.wordpress.com) |> [CAMPUS PARIS-SACLAY] (https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/accueil-out-en) |> HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 1 (http://bio.academany.org/doc/principles_and_practices)

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: WHAT BIOSAFETY RULES/STANDARDS LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY APPLY ?



[LOCAL SUPPORT]:
[Etienne Delannoy] (http://www.versailles.inra.fr/urgv/functional-genomics-arabidopsis.htm) from [IPS2] (http://www.ips2.u-psud.fr/spip.php?article347)
[Anne-Catherine Letournel] (https://www.lri.fr/membre_en.php?mb=515) from [LRI] (https://www.lri.fr)
[François Grossin] (http://www.adhys.org/association.php) from [Université Paris-Sud – ORSAY] (http://www.u-psud.fr/fr/index.html)
[INSPIRING DOCUMENTS IN FRENCH]. [GUIDE RISQUES BIOLOGIE DU CNRS] (https://framadrive.org/index.php/s/xiIe0l6qTCYPgup)

[WEBSITE TO CHECK FOR FRANCE]. [HAUT CONSEIL DES BIOTECHNOLOGIES] (http://www.hautconseildesbiotechnologies.fr/en/infos-reglementaire)

[COMMENT 1]. If you need informations on biosafety at le [Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique] (http://www.cnrs.fr) you definitely want to check the above document titled GUIDE RISQUES BIOLOGIE from the CNRS. As I am an associated r&d engineer to the CNRS, this document will be my guideline for the day I’ll have to set up a Bio Fablab. Besides that, there are many people who have to deal with biodsafety regulations because of their researches, and these persons are precious assets when comes the time to investigate on such a topic.

[COMMENT 2]. Etienne Delannoy – my local support on this topic – is a researcher who has to deal with biosafety regulations because his team works with gmos. He kindly agreed that I record our conversation. I didn’t have the time yet to derush the audio material but I think what he’s said during our meeting also has a societal interest. It’s in french.

[COMMENT 3]. Also, I am now connected to [François Képès] (http://biologie-synthese.cnam.fr/formation-recherche-/francois-kepes-619668.kjsp), a french pioneer in synthetic biology who runs the abSynth platform at [Genopole] (http://www.genopole.fr/?lang=fr#.VqVENBEVurN), a center dedicated to research in synthetic biology, in Evry. I know I can also count on François end his team if I want to anticipate on any biosafety issues. They have a [Bioethics page] (http://www.genopole.fr/La-Bioethique,607.html?lang=fr#.VqVDXhEVurM) on their website and since we are willing to collaborate later on, I feel like we are fully equipped to face 99% of potential biosafety issues.

[COMMENT 4]. Since the very begining of HTGAA my untold goal was to find a place where this program could start and grow. Our friends here are providing us with the necessary support (theoretical/technical/ethical) that we were expecting. We already started to plan the opening of a biofalab-fablab unit on the Campus Paris-Saclay together.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 1


WHAT BIOSAFETY RULES/STANDARDS LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY APPLY

[Fablab Digiscope] (www.fablabdigiscope.wordpress.com) is on the public [Campus Paris-Saclay] (http://www.campus-paris-saclay.fr). I am a public R&D engineer from [INRIA] (http://www.inria.fr). And as a public agent, I have colleagues in charge of security matters on the campus. I had already met with these persons in the past because a fablab offers a wide range of safety questions that we have had to discuss. When I started to thinK of running HTGAA at Fablab Digiscope I knew that obtaining informations on biosafety regulations in my building might take SOME time. So I anticipated this issue by making a partnership with the [Institute of Plant Sciences] (http://www.ips2.u-psud.fr/?lang=en). Our buildings are face to face with one street in the middle. Yesterday, I informally met the person in charge of biosafety at the Plant Science Institute. I will ask her for an appointment very soon. This means that, even if there is someone (somewhere) in charge of biosafety at the campus level, there is someone in charge of biosafety at the Institute for Plant Sciences level too.

I first informally visited Anne-Catherine Letournel who is in charge of everything that has to see with the buildings of le [Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique] (https://www.lri.fr) (LRI), a lab dedicated to computing and [Human-Centered Computing] (https://www.lri.fr/equipe.php?eq=19) research. Fablab Digiscope and it’s machines legally belong to le LRI/CNRS/Université Paris-Saclay. Anne-Catherine told me that I should get in touch with « le Service Hygiène et Sécurité de l’Université Paris-Sud ». Some people I met a few month ago…here is their website:


What was left from my first contact with security regulations was the flyer below, given a few months ago by Mr Grossin from « Le Service Hygiène et Sécurité de l’Université PARIS-SUD » when he visited Fablab Digiscope. On this flyer, the only visible sign that relates to biology is the Biohazard logo.

So I called le « Service Sécurité Prévention des Risques de l’Université Paris-Sud » at +33 169 153 456. After a short presentation of htgaa, I was advised to email Mr Grossin to ask him to visit our fablab.


Here is a copy of the e-mail I sent to Mr Grossin on august 31 2015 to have him visiting our lab and to tell us about our local biosafety regulations.
Simultaneously, I started to dig a little more on the CNRS side. Fablab Digiscope is also a part le Centre National de Recherche Scientifique as the building where it is hosted is a CNRS property. Janine Wybier seems to be in charge of « biothings ».


On November 12th 2015, Mr Grossin finally answered my e-mail.


To conclude, I don’t think I’ll try to bring living things in Fablab Digiscope. We are discussing the opening of a biofablab at the [IPS2] (http://www.ips2.u-psud.fr), an institute dedicated to Plant Sciences where biosafety rules are already set up. Of course, we need to work on joining both fablab and biolab together to increase proximity between the publics and make projects grow up from such a innovative environment. But for now, being hosted by the IPS2 would be comfortable thanks to the biosafety experts working in this institute.