UK Office of Research Integrity

IRB Application: Additional Study Materials

Section 4
FORM Q.   Use of Radioactive Materials (Radiation Safety)

With regard to radiation safety matters, the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC), appointed by the President, is responsible for establishing University policies governing the procurement, use, storage and disposal of radioactive material and radiation producing devices in accordance with requirements set forth by State and Federal regulatory agencies. The University of Kentucky's Radiation Safety Committee authorizes individuals to use radioactive material. If your research involves radioactive materials, your study may need review by the RSC, or Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). It is your responsibility to obtain approval from the RSC and include a completed Radioactive Materials Form (Form Q: [WORD] [RTF]) with your IRB application for review.  For more information, you may visit the Radiation Safety web page.

If you are proposing research which falls under the purview of the RSC, indicate the date of approval, if already acquired, in the space provided on the General Information Sheet [Section 1, Form A].  Also, if available at the time of your application submission, include the approval letter from the RSC. 

The RSC approval is not study specific, as is the IRB review.  The IRB reviews new protocols falling under RSC purview, but withholds final approval until the PI provides documentation indicating the RSC has reviewed and approved the use described in the protocol.

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