Hazardous Materials

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Faculty and staff conducting projects that involve hazardous biological materials (including recombinant DNA, select agents, dual use research of concern), radiological materials, controlled substances, or hazardous chemicals must comply with all relevant government regulations. No research involving such substances, whether grant-funded or not, may be conducted prior to receiving appropriate approvals.  Some agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, will not award a grant if the researcher lacks the necessary institutional approval for the project. In some cases, agencies will not review a proposal that lacks proper clearance; thus, researchers should contact the appropriate committee as early during the proposal process as possible.   

SIUC's Center for Environmental Health and Safety (453-7180) oversees the activities described below and monitors compliance.