The University's Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is charged with ensuring a safe and healthy environment for the entire University community which includes human subjects research. This charge is exercised through EH&S and its committees for overseeing biosafety and radiation safety.
EH&S staff are available to advise investigators using hazardous wastes in human subjects research to ensure the materials are handled safely and all employees are trained to minimize the risks imposed by the hazards.
University investigators must submit a complete and signed Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement from the IBC in order to acquire IRB approval for studies involving any of the following:
University investigators must receive approval from the performance site's Radiation Safety Committee (e.g., UNR, Renown, Saint Mary's or the VA) for research involving exposing human subjects to radiation or radioactive materials for which the subjects would otherwise not have been exposed except for the research.