These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are designed to help you complete the BUA application. The below FAQs correspond to the full BUA application. The FAQs also pertain to the Change to BUA application, but the numbering of the referenced questions may differ. See Biological Research Approval for information about the review process.
Human source materials, including human cell lines, blood, tissues and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are commonly used biohazards in UW research labs. Potentially infectious human materials can contain bloodborne pathogens (BBP) such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B and C viruses.
This guide is an introduction to Environmental Health & Safety for principal investigators (PIs) who are new to the University of Washington and is a reference tool for any principal investigator. It outlines your health and safety responsibilities as a PI and provides links to related resources. It lists related requirements for grant proposals, purchases and similar actions and outlines how to plan for emergencies and disasters.