Research Safety

Introduction:

 

The University aims to provide a healthy and safe environment for the conduct of research activities, and ensure that such research activities do not impose an unacceptable risk to the personnel of the University. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigators (PIs) to ensure research activities under his/her name are conducted in compliance with relevant regulations, safety standards and the University Health and Safety Guidelines. PIs are required to implement all necessary research and laboratory safety requirements and ensure that all research team members are fully trained and able to demonstrate proficiency to safety perform the assigned research duties.  

 

Regardless of their funding sources, research projects that involve potential safety issues in chemical, biological and ionizing/non-ionizing radiation areas are required to obtain research safety approval from the PolyU Research Safety Sub-Committee before commencement of the research activities. The approval process would normally take about 4 weeks to complete. Please be aware that incomplete information will lead to delay in approval process.

 

PIs and delegates can now submit research safety approval applications via Application for Research and Safety Approval (ARSA) system. PIs and delegates must first register via STRS in order to activate the ARSA account.  The instructions for PI and Delegate registration can be found as follows:

 

First time PI/delegate registration link: https://www47.polyu.edu.hk/strs/

 

Instructions for first timer PI Registration

 

Instructions for first timer Delegate Registration

 

For research safety issues, please contact:

 

Ivan Chan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alfred Yan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kitty Lim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ARSA information:

 

Link to ARSA log-in https://bpm.polyu.edu.hk/ProcessPortal/login.jsp

 

ARSA User Guide

 

Related PolyU Guidelines:

 

Policy and Procedures for Obtaining Safety Approval for Research Projects (Version 4)(A900)—Please note that this Policy and Procedures will be updated upon approval in HSC meeting on 10 June 2019.