Oversees use of animals in scientific investigation and instruction at UGA and manages the compliance activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Provides 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.
Oversees research activity that involves human subjects to assure the highest ethical and professional standards, and manages the compliance activities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
The Environmental Safety Division (ESD) provides oversight, assistance and training related to fire safety, environmental compliance, hazardous materials, and industrial hygiene and occupational safety.
Provides a safe workplace for all personnel involved in research or instruction using animals or biohazardous agents.
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.
Responsible conduct of research helps maintain public trust in research and help convey the ethics of research to future generations of scholars. Both online and in-class education is available at UGA on seven of the nine standard RCR topics. An editable boilerplate for NIH Career and F32 proposals is also available.
Intentional, knowing, or reckless fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research or in reporting research results.
Provides guidance on the safe use of chemical agents, radiation safety and laser safety.