Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Biorisk Management Advanced Trainer Programme (BRM ATP)

The World Health Organization supports the development and use of appropriate training / competence development programmes and associated materials to assist countries and facilities understand, adopt and implement biorisk management strategies and thus strengthen countries' capacities to effectively reduce biorisk in laboratory environments. Many can be the components of such a comprehensive plan. One of them is the Biorisk Management Advanced Trainer Programme (BRM ATP).

The BRM ATP is an advanced course in biorisk management. The 10-day train-the-trainer course introduces the concept of biorisk management, which combines risk assessment, risk mitigation, and performance systems (AMP). The course also includes a cutting-edge training component based on the latest science and theory behind accelerated and adult learning.

The course is generally given in a classroom setting. Participants have an opportunity to use a robust methodology to identify and control the biosafety and biosecurity risks of bioscience laboratories, and are empowered with the skills, tools, and confidence to advise and guide on sustainable biorisk management that will ultimately reduce the threat of infectious disease in local laboratory environments.


The development of this training course has been made possible through the contribution of the following:

  • Dr Philippe Dubois, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Ms Pamela Lupton-Bowers, PLB-Consulting Ltd, London, UK
  • Dr Nicoletta Previsani, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr Reynolds M Salerno, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Dr Stefan Wagener, Canadian Science Centre for Human and animal Health, Winnipeg, Canada

Conditions for use of the training course

This is not an invitation to register for courses held by WHO.

Requests to use the course materials should be addressed to