Tools for Research Administration at Queen's

Biohazard Permit application, renewal and amendment:

We have transitioned to an online Biohazard Permit application process through the Tools for Research at Queen’s (TRAQ) system.  This is designed to be an administrative improvement on the previous paper-based system.  There are many types of training support for the system provided by the TRAQ Team and these are described below.

Your previously approved paper-based biohazard applications have been scanned and uploaded to your biohazard permit file.  You and your personnel can view your biohazard permit file through the Researcher’s Portal

New biohazard applications and full biohazard re-applications (that are required every 4 years) must now be submitted electronically.

The electronic biohazard “event forms” listed below are also available:

  • Biohazard Renewal
  • Biohazard Amendment – to be used for the following purposes:
    • to add new grant title with no change in biohazardous materials or procedures
    • to add new personnel
    • to remove personnel
    • to add new material or procedures
  • Biohazard Team Member Attestation forms (to be filled out upon a request from the Biosafety Officer)

All of these forms will be available via a "TRAQ Researcher Portal" through Single Sign-On. TRAQ will support regulatory compliance by integrating all project data in this single dashboard.

Training Support

The Biosafety Officer, Shelagh Mirski, will continue to answer questions about biosafety matters.  

For technical matters about the electronic system and the forms, please contact the TRAQ help desk using one of the methods described below.

Many training resources will be available to the research community including manuals, videos, webinars, and in-person sessions.  We invite you to download role based training manuals from our website, watch our instructional videos on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates and training courses available.

DEDICATED HELPDESK - We have a dedicated Helpdesk to support the research community at Queen’s. Users can reach us by calling (613) 533-6000 ext. 78426, emailing, using our web form to submit an issue through our Online Support Centre, or in person at University Research Services located on the 3rd floor of Fleming Hall, Jemmett Wing.