Principal Investigators at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are responsible for ensuring that research performed under their leadership is conducted in a manner that protects laboratory personnel and the campus environment.
The Manager of Laboratory Operations, and the Research Office assist Principal Investigators in complying with local, state, and federal regulations governing their research. Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) provides oversight with regards to key laboratory compliance regulations mandated by OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA).
Laboratory training specific to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is provided by the Manager of Laboratory Operations ensure that researchers receive necessary safety training prior to working in research laboratories. Additionally, RLSS works directly with Principal Investigators to provide training to researchers working with hazardous chemicals, biohazardous, or radioactive materials. The Manager of Laboratory Operations assists new investigators with capital equipment purchases and establishing research laboratories at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.
Weekly Services Provided
- Dry ice deliveries – Mondays.
- Laboratory coat laundry service – pick-up/drop-off on Fridays.
- Biohazardous waste pick-up – Fridays.
- Lab Training – Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m., or by appointment when conflicts arise. Please contact the Research Office for scheduling.
Please refer to the DCS Courier Service procedures (PDF) for detailed instructions regarding packaging, numbers to call for pickups and what information to provide. Service requests should be placed at least 24 hours in advance. Please contact the Research Office with questions or concerns.
- Laboratory coat orders.
- Compressed gas orders.
- Liquid nitrogen orders.
- Chemical waste pick-up coordinated through UArizona Risk Management Services.