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Research Safety


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 safely 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:


Senior Health and Safety Manager
Mr CHEUNG Chi-yeung Alex


Senior Health and Safety Manager
Mr YAN Ka-fai Alfred

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