Laboratory Leadership Competency Framework

Lab Leadership Competency FrameworkWe want to share with you the Laboratory Leadership Competency Framework which has been released from the Global Laboratory Leadership Programme (GLLP). The Laboratory Leadership Competency Framework aims at harmonizing and building global consensus on the critical laboratory leadership competencies applicable across the human, animal, environmental and other relevant health sectors. It outlines these essential competencies needed for laboratory leaders to build sustainable national laboratory systems: Laboratory system; Leadership; Management; Communication; Quality management system; Biosafety and biosecurity; Disease surveillance and outbreak investigation; Emergency preparedness, response and recovery; and Research.

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Overview

The purpose of the Laboratory Leadership Competency Framework is to outline the essential competencies needed for laboratory leaders to build sustainable national laboratory systems that improve disease detection, control and prevention efforts in health systems around the world.

The Framework consists of nine competencies:

  • Laboratory system
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Quality management system
  • Biosafety and biosecurity
  • Disease surveillance and outbreak investigation
  • Emergency preparedness, response and recovery
  • Research

This Framework takes a multisectoral One Health approach addressing the entire “National Health Laboratory System”, defined as networks that include human, animal, environmental, agricultural, food, and chemical laboratories in support of health systems. Recognizing that improving coordination between human, animal and environmental health has reciprocal benefits and will lead to stronger health systems, the Framework is therefore designed to build bridges, enhance communication, foster collaboration and develop an understanding of existing synergies between the human, animal and environmental health sectors.

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Maureen Ellis
Executive Director
International Federation of Biosafety Associations
102-2460 Lancaster Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1B 4S5

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Biosecurity tools and resources

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We would like to share the availability of several helpful biosecurity tools and resources from the Biosecurity Office, RVIM, Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and Environment.
The Self-Scan Toolkit and Vulnerability Scan are 2 web applications that are useful for organizations to identify biosecurity strengths, weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Please refer to the attached articles for a further description and both applications can accessed at the following link:
Also here is an article “Development of a Biosecurity Checklist for Laboratory Assessment and Monitoring” (Click here to download) which was developed by Dutch and Malaysian experts to assist organizations in assessing their biosecurity capacity.
Many thanks to Sabrina Brizee, Biosecurity Office, RVIM, Netherlands for providing these tools and resources to our member biosafety associations.

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Maureen Ellis
Executive Director
International Federation of Biosafety Associations
102-2460 Lancaster Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1B 4S5
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Training in Toronto Canada

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The University of Toronto presents the Principles and Practices of Biosafety Workshop, a comprehensive  5-day lecture series which introduces the essential elements of biosafety. Participants of this interactive course will have the opportunity to advance their biosafety knowledge in such areas as risk assessment, protective measures, facility and equipment requirements and governmental regulations. The course content has been developed and will be delivered by a diverse panel of experts in the field of Biosafety including University of Toronto Institutional Biosafety Committee members and provincial and federal regulators.

Participation in the Principles and Practices of Biosafety course is relevant for both participants who are new to the field as well as those who wish to augment their current knowledge of biosafety as practiced in their professional duties.

https://ehs.utoronto.ca/our-services/biosafety/biosafety-training/principles-practices-of-biosafety/

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Ayoob Ghalami
Senior Biosafety Officer
University of Toronto
215 Huron Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A2
Tel: (416)978-3981
http://www.ehs.utoronto.ca/services/biosafety.htm

Through BRAPs partner 

Maureen Ellis
Executive Director
International Federation of Biosafety Associations
102-2460 Lancaster Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1B 4S5
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