Research Protections and Safety
Human Research Review Committee
The Human Research Review Committee (HRRC) is comprised of GVSU faculty, staff and community members who review proposed research studies involving living persons.
The HRRC ensures that the basic rights and welfare of research participants are fostered and protected. The HRRC supports researchers through its coordinated activities in education, regulatory compliance oversight, and post approval monitoring. All research involving human subjects performed at GVSU and/or by GVSU students, staff, and/or faculty must be reviewed and approved by the Human Research Review Committee prior to beginning the research.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) provides oversight in animal research activities at GVSU.
The Committee's role is to ensure that investigators, research technicians, animal care personnel, and students are properly trained to conduct animal research in a humane manner. The Committee ensures that all animal research at GVSU is conducted in accordance with IACUC standards and complies with the Public Health Service policies and USDA animal welfare regulations.
Lab Safety Program
The Lab Safety Program is committed to providing a safe laboratory environment to Grand Valley's employees, students and visitors. In order to accomplish this, GVSU has established guidelines to ensure safe lab practices and training programs. In addition, Lab Safety staff provides additional resources to evaluate hazards and minimize the risk of injury or illness to students, faculty and research staff.