ABSANZ aims to build expertise within the biosafety community through local, regional and global collaboration. As part of the strategic plan, key objectives include the identification of potential national and international affiliations, including assessment of relevance and benefits to ABSANZ. 


ABSA International (American Biological Safety Association) 
Asia Pacific Biosafety Association (A-PBA) 
Biosafety & Biosecurity Network, Thailand 
Canadian Association of Biological Safety 
European Biological Safety Association (EBSA) 
Institute of Biomedical Laboratory Science-Laboratory Medicine (IBMLS) 
International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) 
International Society for Biosafety Research 
NZ Microbiological Society 


American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) 
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 
Australasian University Safety Association (AUSA) 
Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) 
Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association (ANZLAA) 
Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) 
Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST) 
Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) 
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) 
Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS) 
Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) 
Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) 
CEN (European Committee for Standardization) 
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) 
Department of Health & Ageing (DoHA)
Department of Primary Industries (DPI) 
Elizabeth R Griffin Foundation 
Food and Agriculture Organizationof the United Nations 
Health & Safety Executive (UK) 
International Veterinary Biosafety Working Group (IVBWG) 
International Virus Database (ICTVdB) 
MAF Investigation and Diagnostic Centre Laboratory 
New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science 
National Health and Medical Research Council 
Office of Laboratory Security  – Canada 
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) 
Public Health Agency of Canada 
RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Pty Limited 
Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) 
Standards Australia 
UK Safety Network 
United Nations University 
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
World Health Organisation 
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) 


Australian Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Data Centre – Australian Federal Police 
Australian Health Emergency and Preparedness Response – Security Sensitive Biological Agents 

US National Institutes of Health - Office of Science Policy
US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – Biodefense and related programs 

US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases 


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