Compliance & Safety

Animal Care & Use black lab rat gloved hand

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).

Biosafety biohazard

Oversees 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 connections

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.

Human Subjects head of gears

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).

Environmental Safety working in lab

The Environmental Safety Division (ESD) provides oversight, assistance and training related to fire safety, environmental compliance, hazardous materials, and industrial hygiene and occupational safety.

Occupational Health & Safety Program technician in lab

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

Compliance Training with molecular model

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 (RCR) petri dish

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.

Research Misconduct

Intentional, knowing, or reckless fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research or in reporting research results.

Research Safety
man with respirator and hard hat

Provides guidance on the safe use of chemical agents, radiation safety and laser safety.

Quality Assurance researcher with petri dish

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.