Materials are controlled within an organisation by putting procedures and measures in place that record which high-risk biological agents are present and where they are located. These procedures include drawing up an inventory of high-risk materials along with their storage, use, protection and destruction. Coding of materials is a security method that prevents unauthorised persons from identifying which high-risk materials are stored where.

Basis

EU Dual use Regulation:

Good practices

It is advisable that management authorisation is required for the purchase of biological agents.

Containers must be sealed and stock lists initialled

The Danish biosecurity executive order contains information on the periodic inventory of strains

OECD best practice guidelines on biosecurity for BRCS: