The Office of Biosafety is focused on minimizing the health risk to those involved in research using biohazardous materials including recombinant DNA, infectious agents, and biological toxins, and in turn to protect the greater Tulane community, the general public, and the environment. In addition, the Office of Biosafety, in cooperation with the Institutional Biosafety Committee, is charged with oversight of regulatory compliance at the university with regard to the storage and use of hazardous biological materials.
Our scope of work includes:
The primary goal of the Tulane University Human Research Protection Office is to balance the protection of human subjects while promoting and facilitating the research enterprise, and to maintain an open and cooperative relationship with the research community.
The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the use of live animals in research, teaching, testing and training at Tulane’s New Orleans campuses (NOC) and the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC). The IACUC is responsible for the animal care and use program and its components. Oversight functions include:
The Institutional Animal Care & Use office staff is committed to:
The IBC is the principal advisory group to the Vice President for Research on the use of rDNA and infectious agents in research. It is the appropriate body to oversee the resolution of concerns involving the use of rDNA and potentially hazardous biological materials brought to the attention of the committee. The Tulane University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for:
The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) supports the research activities of Tulane University faculty, staff and students by fostering a comprehensive program of quality animal care.
Our scope of work includes:
On behalf of the Vice President for Research, the University Research Compliance Office assists researchers in order to ensure compliance with regulations, university policies, and accreditation standards that are applicable to research activities, including:
The Office of Research Proposal Development assists faculty in the preparation and submission of complex grant proposals, particular those for large, multi-investigator programs or research centers, in the areas of physical and biological sciences, medicine, public health, engineering, information and computer sciences and social sciences.
The services offered by the Office of Research Proposal Development are broad, including:
Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) provides both pre and post award services to the Tulane research community.
The Office of Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Development works closely with faculty, students and staff, deans and senior administrators, government and industry to translate research and innovation from the laboratories and classrooms of Tulane University for broad public benefit. The OTTIPD aims to foster and enable a culture of innovation throughout the Tulane University community, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of humankind and furthers Tulane’s goals of community engagement and empowerment, supports Tulane’s goals of teaching, research and service that strengthens Tulane’s efforts to engage and empower the broader community.
The OTTIPD facilitates: