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Ann Arbor VA Safety Policies

Every initial protocol submission (human, animal, and laboratory) requires a Research Safety Hazard Assessment Survey.  If the protocol uses any of the following, it will require review and aproval by the Subcommittee on Research Safety and Security (SRSS):

  • human tissues
  • ionizing radiation
  • biological agents
  • chemicals
  • recombinant DNA (also requires approval from University of Michigan Institutional Biosafety Committee)
  • non-human tissues
  • physical agents (e.g. UV light, electricity)
  • animals (must also complete the ACORP)
  • controlled substances

The Committee meets the third Thursday of every month.  An application must be submitted through VAIRRS/IRBNet a minimum of 7 working days prior to an SRSS meeting in order to be reviewed.  For more information on VAIRRS, click here

To access VAAAHS Safety Policies, click here (must be able to access VA intranet):

Please contact Melonie Wissing with any questions regarding use of radiation.

Please contact Veronica Piggott, the Safety Coordinator, with all other questions.