Compliance & Safety

Animal Care & Use

black lab rat gloved handOversees use of animals in scientific investigation and instruction at UGA and manages the compliance activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).


biohazardOversees use of biohazardous materials that may harm humans, animals, plants or the environment, and manages the compliance activities of  the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Administers  the Select Agent and Toxin Program (SAP) for UGA’s main campus facilities.

Export Control

globe with connectionsProvides oversight, assistance, and training in meeting Federal export control regulations regarding access by foreign nationals to or the transfer abroad of scientific instruments, technologies, software and materials.

Human Subjects

head of gearsOversees research activity that involves human subjects to assures the highest ethical and professional standards, and manages the compliance activities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Environmental Safety

working in labThe Environmental Safety Division (ESD) provides oversight, assistance and training related to chemical and laboratory safety, fire safety, environmental compliance, radiation safety, laser safety, hazardous materials, and industrial hygiene and occupational safety.

Occupational Health & Safety Program

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Provides a safe workplace for all personnel involved in research or instruction using animals or biohazardous agents.

Quality Assurance

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Information and training for UGA researchers about federal Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), the recognized rules governing the conduct of non-clinical safety studies that ensure the quality, integrity and reliability of the study data.

Compliance Training

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Animal Care, Human Subjects, Biosafety, Environmental Safety and Research Integrity (Responsible Conduct of Research and Financial Conflict of Interest) training for faculty, staff and students in conducting research that is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations, and UGA policies.