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This chapter gives definitions and protocols for chemicals that are classified as controlled substances by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Controlled substances have special rules for acquisition, storage, security, inventory/recordkeeping, disposal, and importing or exporting, detailed in this chapter. The appendices include a current list of controlled substances and forms for inventory support and personnel screening.
While the purpose of research, scholarship, and education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is to ultimately share information and new knowledge, there are times when access to certain items, information, or laboratory spaces should be restricted for confidentiality, export compliance, national security, safety, and/or other security reasons. To that end, this policy establishes a framework for identifying export-controlled items, information, and research spaces.
This policy was created to ensure compliance with state and University regulations; establish guidelines for approval, control and accounting for employees and others who travel on University business; and ensure fairness for both the traveler and the University.
In accordance with all relevant ethical, legal, and regulatory obligations, the University has established this operating standard demonstrating the University's commitment to have all required compliance-related elements in place before expending funds.
The Proposal Dashboard within RAMSeS creates the University’s official record for each sponsored research project. The RAMSeS Internal Processing Form (IPF) is required for each research proposal of a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement and it is used to collect financial and compliance information and documentation needed for internal review and approval.
This operating standard establishes the overall responsibility of Principal Investigators (PIs) in undertaking sponsored research projects and related components of those projects.
Management of sponsored research is a combined effort of the University of North Carolina System Office (UNC-SO), the University proper, the sponsors that provide their support to research efforts at the University, and the Principal Investigators (PIs) who spearhead the research itself. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) considers the policies, regulations, and requirements issued by State, University, and Federal offices for every individual sponsored research project.
Biological materials require specific packaging, labeling, and documentation. Infectious materials (materials containing or expected to contain pathogens affecting humans) are regulated by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Proper packaging of diagnostic specimens is required for safe delivery to their desired destinations. In order for specimens to be received in the same condition they were sent, special packaging to prevent breakage, leakage, or loss is required. Specimens requiring rapid delivery will be sent by FedEx.
The CDC and USDA have designated certain biological agents and toxins as Select Agents, because they have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant health, or to animal or plant products. These materials require federal registration and approval to receive, posses, or transfer them.
This chapter is an overview of the requirements for working with biological hazards. You can find more detailed information about working with biological hazards in the UNC Exposure Control Plan (Bloodborne Pathogens), the UNC Biological Safety Manual and on our website.
This Policy seeks to preserve the benefits of life sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) at the University while minimizing the risk that the knowledge, information, products, or technologies generated from such research could create the potential negative consequences identified in the Federal DURC Policy.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for all persons associated with the University, including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and members of the Chapel Hill community.
Resources for information, consultation, and advice on biohazard control, decontamination procedures, and other aspects of laboratory and animal safety management
Additional details about occupationally-acquired cases of parasitic infections, as well as recommendations for post exposure management, are provided elsewhere.1-3 Effective antimicrobial treatment is available for most parasitic infections.4 Immunocompromised persons should receive individualized counseling (specific to host and parasite factors) from their personal healthcare provider and their employer about the potential risks associated with working with live organisms.