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Welcome to ISTR

The Institute serves safety professionals in technology and research including education, industry, government agencies and consultancy.

The aim of the Institute is to enhance the knowledge, competence and professional development of its members through networking, accreditation, knowledge exchange, workshops and symposia, communication with regulators and partnerships with other safety organisations.

Membership is open to safety professionals and Associate Membership is available to anyone whose knowledge and experience do not qualify them as Members but who can show they have a sufficient interest in the activities of ISTR.

ISTR Executive, made up of elected members, manages the affairs of the Institute.

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ISTR Summer Symposium 5-6 July: A New Look at an Old Enemy -Fire details now available

Forthcoming Events

ISTR AGM and Summer Symposium
5-6 July 2016
Topic: A New Look at an Old Enemy -Fire
Venue: Cardiff
More information and booking details here

ISTR November Symposium
15-16 Novemeber 2016
Topic: TBC
Venue: Manchester
More information to follow when available

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Manchester 2015 Autumn Symposium

Liverpool 2015 Summer Symposium
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Manchester 2014 Autumn Symposium
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Cambridge 2014 Summer Symposium
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Manchester 2013 Autumn Symposium
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Limerick 2013 Summer Symposium
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Brunel 2013 Workshop -CL3 Laboratories

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Register of Biosafety Level 1Adobe pdf icon -updated 11.5.16

2016 Summer Symposium details -added 23.3.16

Latest ISTR Bulletin published -added 6.3.16

Members' Handbook -updated 21.12.15

2015 November Symposium
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ISTR Executive Committee
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2015 Summer Symposium
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Southern Bio Group March Meeting presentation -updated 14.4.15

Register of Biosafety Level 2Adobe pdf icon -updated 16.1.15

GMO (Contained Use) Regulations 2014: Significant change: guidance by example published -added 25.9.14

-latest February 2016