Schedule 5 pathogens and toxins
This list has been put together from the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, The Schedule 5 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Modification) Order 2007, The Part 7 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Extension to Animal Pathogens) Order 2007 and The Schedule 5 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Modification) Order 2012.
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) must be notified before anything in the list is acquired, stored or used at the University. The University's Biological Safety Advisor must be contacted in order to start this process.
- References to micro-organisms on the list include:
- intact micro-organisms
- micro-organisms which have been genetically modified by any means, but retain the ability to cause serious harm to human or animal health
- any nucleic acid deriving from a micro-organism listed in this Schedule (synthetic or naturally derived, contiguous or fragmented, in host chromosomes or in expression vectors) that can encode infectious or replication competent forms of any of the listed micro-organisms
- any nucleic acid sequence derived from the micro-organism which when inserted into any other living organism alters or enhances that organisms ability to cause serious harm to human or animal health
- References to toxins on the list include:
- any nucleic acid sequence coding for the toxin
- any genetically modified organism containing any such sequence
- References to toxins on the list exclude any non-toxigenic subunit.
Issued: 22 May 2017; Last reviewed: May 2023; Next review: May 2024