Office of Research Safety
The mission of the Office of Research Safety (ORS) is to protect the GW research community and the general public. ORS is dedicated to creating partnerships with the research community and providing services to assist faculty, staff, postdocs and students in integrating safety and compliance into their workplaces.
ORS provides training, consultation and services in the areas of biosafety, radiation safety and laser safety. ORS also provides administrative support to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and is the primary contact for federal, state, and local regulatory agencies regarding matters of laboratory safety and animal welfare.
Throughout our website, you will be able to review policies, procedures, online training presentations, report biosafety and animal welfare concerns, request services, download forms, and register for training sessions.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have regarding our services.
Research Safety Program Areas