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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.

Latest News
Booking for the 25th Anniversary AGM and Summer Symposium now open

Forthcoming Events

ISTR 25th Anniversary AGM and Summer Symposium
4-5 July 2017
Topic: Security versus Safety -complementary or competing needs?
Venue: York
More information and booking details here

ISTR November Symposium
14-15 Novemeber 2017
Day 1: Biosafety -topic TBC
Day 2: Chemical/general safety -topic tbc

Venue: Manchester

Past EventsKey icon

Manchester 2016 Autumn Symposium

Cardiff 2016 Summer Symposium
Presentations and pictures

Manchester 2015 Autumn Symposium

Liverpool 2015 Summer Symposium
Presentations and pictures

Manchester 2014 Autumn Symposium
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Cambridge 2014 Summer Symposium
Presentations and pictures

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Feedback from Manchester:
'Very informative'
'Good to encourage delegate involvement'
'Lots of useful specialist information'
'Good venue with comfortable seats'
'Tricky areas of legislation explained well'
'Excellent speakers'


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About ISTR
ISTR information leafletAdobe pdf icon
How to join ISTR
Forthcoming ISTR events
Summary of previous events

ISTR Biosafety Section
ISTR Biosafety Accreditation Scheme

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Nanotechnology Section

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Members and AssociatesKey icon
Members' Handbook
ISTR Constitution
ISTR Award
ISTR Bursary Scheme
ISTR email discussion forum
Past symposia presentations
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Executive Committee members
AGM minutes and reports

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Website Changes
Previous changes

Register of Biosafety Level 1Adobe pdf icon -updated 18.4.17

Members' HandbookKey icon -updated 26.1.17

Nanotechnology page updatedKey icon -updated 16.11.16

2016 November Symposium
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Register of Biosafety Level 2Adobe pdf icon -updated 30.7.16

2016 Summer Symposium presentationsKey icon -added 6.7.16

2016 AGM 5.7.16 papersKey icon -added 2.7.16

Latest ISTR Bulletin published -added 6.3.16

2015 November Symposium
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ISTR Executive Committee
Members 2015/16
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2015 Summer Symposium
Presentations and pictures
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Southern Bio Group March Meeting presentation -updated 14.4.15

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

-latest January 2017