Research Compliance and Biosafety
The Division of Research is committed to promoting and ensuring the highest standards of research integrity in proposing, conducting, and reporting research. Through its various programs, the Division provides information and guidance in areas such as biosafety, animal use and care, human research protection, and biosafety occupational health.
- Research Compliance and Biosafety Toolkit
- Sixth edition of the BMBL now available [PDF]
- Volunteer for Committee Service
- APHIS’ Veterinary Services (VS) announces the launch of the eFile VS Permitting Assistant (VSPA)
- Biosafety Manual in PDF
- Animal Welfare Program Guidance (requires NetID to view)
- New Single IRB Requirement for Federally Funded Cooperative Research Goes into Effect January 20, 2020
Research Compliance Review Committees
Research Compliance Review Committees at Texas A&M provide the structure and requirements needed to maintain a safe and compliant environment for the research conducted at the university, including research personnel and the public.
Each committee is comprised of research personnel, community members, and university administrators. These committees provide transparent and consistent oversight for research in the areas of animal use, biohazards, and human subjects. Federal, state, and local requirements guide the formation and organization for each committee, and those requirements are not always parallel across the regulatory landscape.
Where possible, efforts are made to keep committee functions and roles consistent for ease of application. All three committees report to the university's institutional official (vice president for research).
How to Get Research Compliance and Biosafety Assistance
Are you a new PI performing activities with animals? Are you a current PI that would like help with your IACUC submission? Do you have other IACUC-related questions? Set up a one-on-one Zoom session with Animal Welfare Office staff members for help!
Email email@example.com to schedule a Zoom session or for more information.
Need Help with IBC submissions or other Biosafety-related questions? Come visit our zoom office hours and chat with biosafety staff members: now available Tuesdays - 10:00am-11:00am and Thursdays - 4:00pm-5:00pm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom connection information.