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Introduction to Basic Biomedical Research

This workshop focuses on the fundamentals for an investigator to start basic biomedical research at the University of Pittsburgh, including an introduction to key regulatory committees (the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee [IACUC] and the Institutional Biosafety Committee [IBC]), as well as the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR).  In addition, participants will learn requirements related to Export Control, as well as to Conflict of Interest and Research Integrity.

By the end of the symposium, investigators will be proficient in submitting protocols to the IACUC and IBC, will understand how to work effectively with EH&S in managing a safe laboratory, and will know how to order animals and utilize the resources of the DLAR.  They will also become knowledgeable about handling engagements with foreign governments, managing conflicts of interest, and avoiding conflicts of commitment.  

This symposium is relevant for investigators, postdocs, graduate students, and staff members who engage in basic biomedical research.

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Wednesday, August 14 at 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.