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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

The University of Texas at Austin
Institutional Biosafety Committee

Section Section 8: Occupational Health Services Program - Laboratory Animals and Biomedical Services (OHPLABS)

8.0 Overview

The University provides occupational health and safety services to ensure appropriate occupational health and safety surveillance (and if necessary care) for lab personnel involved in research approved by the IBC. HealthPoint OHPLABS is limited to research personnel (faculty, research personnel, students and visitors) who may be exposed to biohazardous materials. This program is provided free of charge to research personnel and all information collected will maintained in a confidential manner, as required by law.

8.1 Enrollment Requirement

All personnel who may be potentially exposed to biohazardous materials are strongly encouraged to enroll and those working with human pathogens may be required to enroll in the program. Please see the HealthPoint OHPLABS website for more information:

8.2 Services Provided

HealthPoint OHPLABS services include:

  • Medical Evaluation
  • Vaccinations
  • Serum Banking
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Case Management
  • Consultation for medical issues