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A comprehensive biosafety risk assessment is a key component of a successful biosafety program and should be part of an all-hazards risk assessment; it should be conducted on a continual basis to address evolving risks within the laboratory environment.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy (OSP) serves as primary advisor to the NIH Director regarding biomedical policy issues. In order to effectively promote safe and ethical practices within the research community, the OSP integrates reports from several specialized offices to develop comprehensive and pragmatic policies.
Risk assessments for arthropod research are multifaceted and focus on risks to individual researchers (harm, injury, disease) and impacts that a breach in containment may have on the community (increased/new vector reservoir, improved vector characteristics). Specific containment recommendations for arthropods deemed to be influential on public health can be found in the "Arthropod Containment Guidelines."
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC‐Chapel Hill) fosters a research environment that promotes the respect for the rights and welfare of individuals recruited for, or participating in, research conducted by or under the auspices of the Organization.
This policy is to ensure compliance with State of North Carolina contracts for all furniture purchases.
This Procedure describes how to create a requisition inside of the ConnectCarolina system.
The policy establishes who may authorize purchases on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This policy conveys the requirements for the purchase of used equipment to ensure compliance with State of North Carolina procurement rules.
This policy is to ensure compliance with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Small Order Policy and offer an efficient means of acquiring goods and services quickly at a lower cost.
The reason for this policy is to provide flexibility of mitigating risk associated with key procurements that require satisfactory delivery and installation by the vendor.
This Procedure explains how to request a Waiver of competition to purchase product(s) and/or services(s) without competition when competition is otherwise required. This generally means that the product/service is unique and that the vendor is the only one from whom the product/service can be provided or that the brand specified is the only brand that will meet the requirements.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognizes there are instances when it is necessary to procure a single-source purchase to meet current needs. This policy ensures the substantiation of such needs while adhering to state laws regulating fair bidding competition.
This policy ensures that State guidelines are met relative to ethics, conflict of interest, and dispute resolution. State guidelines require that communications between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and vendors be clear and documented in the purchase order file.
This policy is to ensure that vendors and University departments comply with all State and Federal regulations as well as University policies related to solicitations.
This policy provides for efficient ways to procure small dollar items where the financial risks to the University are low and the State of North Carolina does not require competition.