Laboratory Access

Research and Scholarship are core institutional themes of Roseman University of Health Sciences (RUHS). Specific objectives of this theme include the active participation of faculty and staff in scholarship and dissemination of new information. Policies governing access to university laboratories reflect these priorities and are intended to provide for prescribed training and operational guidelines to faculty and staff involved in laboratory research.

All university faculty and staff eligible to engage in research activities will adhere to policies regulating access to university laboratories. Laboratory Personnel refers to any university faculty or staff engaged in laboratory activities. Pertaining to laboratory research, residents in professional programs (AEODO, etc.) will be subject to all policies regulating student laboratory activities.

Violations of laboratory policy or any accident/incident (injury or property damage) that occur in a university laboratory shall be immediately reported to the Dean or Dean’s designee. Upon receiving such report, an investigation of the reported incident will be conducted by a designee assigned by Dean as soon as possible. Findings of the investigation shall be reported to the Dean with copies provided to the Facilities Management for incident review. Determination of continued laboratory access is at the discretion of the Unit Dean or Dean’s designee.

Laboratories and Instrumentation

Roseman University of Health Sciences offers 64,400 square feet dedicated to state-of-the-art research laboratories.

Roseman student researchers

Laboratory Safety

Learn more about laboratory safety by reviewing the manual below.

Student Laboratory Access

Research and Scholarship is a core institutional theme of Roseman University of Health Sciences (RUHS). Specific objectives of this theme include the active participation of students in faculty-mentored scholarship and dissemination of new information. Policies governing student access to university laboratories reflect these priorities and are intended to provide for prescribed training, risk assessment, and operational guidelines to faculty, staff, and students involved in laboratory research.

Student Laboratory Access Policy:

Student Lab Access Policy

Student Laboratory Access Forms:

Student Lab Access Packet

Student Laboratory Access – Unit Approval Form

Student Lab Access Unit Approval Form

Student Laboratory Access – Informed Consent Form

Laboratory Access Student Informed Consent

Extended Laboratory Access – Hazard Worksheet

Extended Laboratory Access Hazard Worksheet

Extended Laboratory Access – Hazard Assessment

Extended Laboratory Access Hazard Assessment

Extended Laboratory Access – Protocol Approval

Extended Laboratory Access Protocol Approval

Faculty and Staff Laboratory Access

Research and Scholarship is a core institutional theme of Roseman University of Health Sciences (RUHS). Specific objectives of this theme include the active participation of faculty and staff in scholarship and dissemination of new information. Policies governing access to university laboratories reflect these priorities and are intended to provide for prescribed training and operational guidelines to faculty and staff involved in laboratory research.

Faculty/Staff Laboratory Access – Unit Approval

Laboratory Access- Faculty/Staff Informed Consent

Key Elements

Use of the prescribed forms and resources (listed below) will ensure that Laboratory Personnel who engage in laboratory research activities are aware of and know how to mitigate identified hazards or risks and to perform research activities safely.

Documents associated with Laboratory Access training and approval shall be retained by the Dean’s designee for a period of three years with copies provided to Facilities Management.

All training shall be renewed on an annual basis, including risk assessment for approved Extended Access protocols, or as needed when changes in project activities/protocols occur.

Laboratory Personnel understand that the use of university laboratories for research activities is a privilege. Adherence to laboratory policies, procedures and guidelines is required. Violation of these policies may result in laboratory access being revoked.

Roles in the Process

Responsibility for administration of these policies lies with the Dean, who will ensure that sufficient resources are available to support its application in the laboratories within the respective unit.

Implementation of these policies is the responsibility of the Laboratory Personnel that work in the laboratory.

Documentation and retention of training records is the responsibility of university staff who oversee laboratory operations or to a unit administrative entity designated by the Dean.