The research activities performed at Rush require advance approval from the committees and boards charged with the overseeing the safety and protection of:
Study & Laboratory Staff
Study Participants (both human and animal)
Patients & Visitors
The Biohazard Committee (BHZD), Dual use Research of Concern Committee (DURC), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) are active groups responsible for reviewing and approving Rush research activities that fall within their purview and area(s) of oversight/expertise.
Relevant policies pertaining to research reviews are organized by group and listed below.