Researcher Obligations

Researchers must abide by the protocols described in the proposal submitted for review, by any conditions or stipulations imposed as a result of the review process, and by the regulations included below:

  • All research projects must conform to the UNDERC Laboratory Integrated Safety Plan
  • Reviewers are responsible for obtaining the proper federal and state collecting permits and filing them with the Assistant Director
  • All research projects using vertebrates must have a protocol approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at the University of Notre Dame and filed with the Assistant Director
  • All investigators wishing to use radioactive isotopes must apply to the Radiation Control Committee at the University of Notre Dame to become a Responsible Investigator
  • Researchers are expected to provide their own tools, equipment and supplies
  • At the conclusion of each field season, all habitats and laboratories must be free of apparatus and equipment