Partnerships

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Office of Research Safety partners with UChicago’s IBC. Our Biological Safety Team provides consulting and reviewing services to Principal Investigators developing or amending protocols that will be submitted for approval to the IBC. Members of the Biological Safety Team hold active seats on the IBC and administers IBC mandated training as determined by the approved protocol. Additional information can be found on the IBC website.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Office of Research Safety also works closely with UChicago’s IACUC. Our Biological Safety Team consults on IACUC protocols that involve biohazardous materials and helps to identify areas where personal risk can be minimized. Additional information can be found on the IACUC website.

Committee on Radiation Safety

The Office of Research Safety partners with UChicago’s Committee on Radiation Safety. The Radiation Safety Team provides consulting and reviewing services to Principal Investigators developing or amending protocols that will be submitted for approval to the Committee on Radiation Safety. Members of the Radiation Safety Team hold active seats on the Committee and administers mandated training as determined by the approved protocol. A list of active members on the Committee of Radiation Safety, along with contact information, can be found here.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

The Office of Research Safety collaborates regularly with UChicago’s EHS on all matters of laboratory safety. Our offices communicate relevant information regarding lab inspections, training and coordinate safety initiatives across campus. We strive to maintain a close, collaborative environment between all safety offices to provide the highest level of support to all individuals working in research laboratories at UChicago. For more information, please visit the EHS website.

University Medical Center EHS

The Office of Research Safety also works with the University Medical Center EHS. The Biological Safety Team and Radiation Safety Team regularly consults on matters relating to biohazards and radioactive materials that may be encountered in the clinical setting. More information can be found here.