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Research Compliance

Research compliance is conformance with Federal, State, and Local Regulations and University Policies. Research compliance includes:

  • Protection of human subjects
  • Welfare of laboratory animals
  • Safe use of radioactive material and radiation-producing machines
  • Safe conduct of recombinant DNA research
  • Attention to safety and integrity issues


Animals

Mouse

Old Dominion University's Program of Animal Care and Use is a general statement of principles, guidelines, and capabilities designed in accordance with applicable federal regulations and guidelines published by the United States Public Health Service.

Biohazards

A Gloved Hand Opening A Biohazard Container

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has at least five university members and at least two nonaffiliated members having experience or expertise in recombinant-DNA technology and the capability to assess the safety of activities using biological materials.

Controlled Substances

Pills spilling out medicine bottle.

Researchers who maintain or intend to maintain a supply of Schedule II through Schedule VI controlled substances, other than manufacturer samples, must comply with the provisions of The Pharmacy Act and the Drug Control Act with Related Statutes.


Hazardous Chemicals

Warning Acid Sign

The University Chemical Hygiene Officer oversees the conduct of the Laboratory Safety Program and establishes policies and procedures for the safe handling of hazardous materials in laboratories.

Humans

Student Doing Research in the Lab

Researchers conducting human subjects research are required to comply with certain rules and regulations.

Lasers

Laser Research

The University has a Laser Safety Officer who oversees the conduct of the Laser Safety Program and establishes policies and procedures for the control of laser hazards.


Radiation

Radioactive Symbol

The University Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) oversees the conduct of the Radiation Protection Program and establishes policies and procedures for the safe handling of radioactive material and radiation-producing machines.