The Biosafety Office is excited to announce that October 2018 is National Biosafety Month. This year’s theme is “Promoting a Culture of Biosafety and Responsibility”. Now in its 5th year, National Biosafety month is a time when we encourage all members of UMD’s research community to focus on and reinforce attention to biosafety and biosecurity standards. We hope to promote and increase awareness of the daily, yet important tasks that create standards of excellence in research. Additionally, we hope to demonstrate how a unified commitment of creating and fostering a culture of safety is what makes the UMD research community a continuing success. ABSA International is encouraging researchers to capture biosafety in action! If you would like to highlight a particular activity that demonstrates you or your lab’s commitment to promoting a culture of biosafety and responsibility, include the hashtag #GetYourCultureOn on your social media platform of choice (LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/etc.).