Biological Safety Program Responsibilities

The Chancellor is the institutional official for Biological Safety. The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance has the primary delegated role in the Biological Safety Program. Those with contributing responsibilities at this level are: Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Assistant Director for Academic Safety & Environmental Health, Director of Research Compliance, Deans and Department Heads, Biological Safety Officer, Institutional Biosafety Committee, and the Compliance Coordinator.

The primary role for overall compliance of biological research falls to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, with the primary delegated role belonging to the Compliance Coordinator. Those with contributing responsibilities at this level are: Director of Research Compliance, Assistant Director for Academic Safety & Environmental Health, Deans and Department Heads, Biological Safety Officer, IACUC, and Institutional Biosafety Committee.

The applied health and safety practices are primarily seen to by the Principal Investigators. 

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