Ravid Lab Training

First steps:

Please proceed with the following:

1)    Arrange to meet Ms. Nancy Clinton:
Administrative Manager, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
700 Albany Street, W-CABR
Tel: 617 358-8235
E-mail: nclinton@bu.edu

Ask about:

2a)         Contact Human Resources to obtain BU ID and Health Form

2b)         E-mail address:  http://www.bu.edu/tech/accounts/email/

3)   Orientation / Approval – Radiation, ask Radiation Officer

Radiation Safety Training: MANDATORY

Radiation Safety Training

4)   Orientation / Lab Safety Training – ask Chemical Safety Officer

Lab Safety Training: MANDATORY

Sign up & check schedule here:  http://www.bu.edu/rims/tag/training/

5)   Orientation / Approval – Animal Science Center (ASC) – refer to websites below

Research Compliance Homepage:  http://www.bu.edu/research/compliance/lacu/lasc/index.shtml

Animal Science Center Homepage and Training Resourceshttp://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/research/cores/the-laboratory-animal-science-center/

New Researcher Orientation: MANDATORY

Sign up here:  https://www.bu.edu/rims/

6)   Review of Safety Procedures in the lab

15-30 min with our Chemical Officer

15-30 min with our Radiation Officer

7)   Proper usage of Tissue Culture Room

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ASC Compliance, step-by-step (outlined by Dr. Cristal Thompson)

Please refer to:  https://www.bu.edu/researchsupport/compliance/animal-care/housing/facility-access/
1. Complete online IACUC training at bu.bioraft.edu under “Courses”
a. Working with IACUC
b. IACUC Orientation
c. New Researcher Orientation (NRO)
d. Laboratory Safety Training

 

2. Initiate addition to appropriate IACUC protocol with Dr. Ravid. The IACUC training must be done before you can be added. Complete addition may take several days.

 

3. Complete the Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) Inital Health Assessment located at the above website.

 

4. Initiate ROHP heal clearance by completing TB test and Hepatitis B testing. This will take approximately 2 days. Located in Evans Building, Room 825, 72 E. Concord St.

 

5. Once steps 1-4 are complete, initiate a tour of 670 Albany St. with Allen Smith (smithal@bu.edu). You will need the IACUC protocl # and the researcher you will be working for

 

6. Once training and tours are complete, fill out the security access application located at the above website and submit to sierrarg@bu.edu. Optionally, you may take the completed security access application to Room 707 in the 700 building.

Lab Safety

For ABSL2/ CCL access (example: when you administer BAPN to your experimental group):

Step #1: You must be cleared to wear a respirator by ROHP, please follow the link below:

https://www.bu.edu/researchsupport/files/2017/02/38_ROHP_OSHARespiratoryQuestionnaire_Final.pdf

Step #2: Once cleared to wear a respirator, you must then be tested to wear a respirator through EHS. Fit testing is held twice monthly, please follow the link below:

FIT Test Sign-Up Form

Step #3: Take W8 standard tour, which is a prerequisite for access to teh ABSL2 rooms.

Step #4: AFter steps 1, 2, and 3 are completed, email sineadob@bu.edu to set up time for ABSL2/CCL tour(s).

For Post Docs: obtain an eRA Common ID (needed for NIH grant support/application)

Contact Renna Onario Lilly (rolilly@bu.edu; Director of Pre Award Services at the Office of Sponsored Programs) and Nancy Clinton (nclinton@bu.edu) with your BU ID and request for eRA Common ID number.