High Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (HCLOG)

For questions or more information, please contact EH&S at (951) 827-5528


The purpose of the HCLOG committee is to provide advice, guidance, and leadership oversight for biosafety and biosecurity management of all UC campus activities involving high-containment (also known as Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3)) laboratories.  A 2015 UC Presidential directive to campus Chancellors and Medical Center Chief Executive Officers authorized the HCLOG in response to recommendations provided by the UC Office of the President Task Force on Biosafety and Biosecurity. The HCLOG, in coordination with other campus departments and committees such as the IBC or IACUC, reviews and approves all plans for work conducted in high containment laboratory facilities.  The review process includes, but is not limited to, the status and suitability of facilities and equipment for the proposed work, the qualifications and training requirements for BSL-3 personnel, and the training requirements for emergency & incident management.  The HCLOG is also responsible for additional charges as outlined in its charter.  The HCLOG compiles all relevant information through the campus High Containment Laboratory Director (HCLD) and disseminates this information to appropriate stakeholders.  

For more information, please contact

Tran Phan
High Containment Laboratory Director
Environmental Health & Safety
(951) 824-4246