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.
The EH&S website was redesigned to be more user-friendly, easier to navigate and aligned with the UW brand style.
Please note that most web page URLs have changed; please update your bookmarks and materials accordingly.
The main menu options are organized by safety topic to quickly locate safety information.
The PI Guide is an introduction to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for Principal Investigators (PIs) new to the University of Washington. This guide is also a reference tool for any PI. 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. It also outlines how to plan for emergencies and disasters.