Faculty Oversight Committees
At UC Berkeley faculty oversight committees help to formulate, review, recommend and monitor campus policy and compliance in the following arenas:
The Animal Care and Use Committee implements campus policies governing the care of animals. It reviews all proposed uses of live vertebrate animals in teaching and research.
Investigators at the University of California are subject to both state and federal regulations on disclosure of financial conflicts of interest. Under these regulations, investigators must file disclosure forms when receiving gifts and with proposals to non-governmental agencies and some federal agencies. The Conflict of Interest Committee is responsible for the review and assessment of financial disclosures related to research projects.
The Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety Committee formulates and recommends campus policy on laboratory and environmental safety aspects of teaching and research programs involving biohazards in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and established policies.
The Laboratory Operations and Safety Committee formulates and recommends campus policy on laboratory operations and safety in order to ensure compliance with the Cal/OSHA laboratory standard; serves as campus carcinogen safety committee; oversees implementation of chemical inventory requirements.
The Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Committee advises on all safety an compliance matters related to non-ionizing radiation, reviews and approves uses of lasers and laser systems, advises the Environment, Health & Safety staff in complying with applicable state and federal requirements.
The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects reviews and approves all research involving human subjects. CPHS guidelines for use by researchers are based on federal and University regulations.
The Radiation Safety Committee advises on all matters related to ionizing radiation safety; reviews and approves uses of radiation and radioisotopes; advises the Environment, Health, and Safety staff on complying with applicable state and federal requirements. Functions as the Radiation Human Use Committee and the Radioactive Drug Research Committee.
The Scientific Diving and Small Boat Safety Board approves and monitors diving projects and issues, revokes certificates, and has authority to suspend diving operations or programs deemed unsafe.
The Strawberry Creek Environmental Quality Committee formulates and recommends campus policy concerning Strawberry Creek and its watershed. Reviews campus compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to surface and groundwater; monitors implementation of Strawberry Creek Management Plan.