Regulations and Safety

Some areas of research require extra consideration because of the use of sensitive or dangerous material, and you may need to be aware of specific regulations governing your research. If you plan to work with animals you will need a special licence and if you will use human subjects or tissue, you should be aware of the ethical and legal aspects surrounding your work. Safety is also an issue in scientific research and here you can read about some of the health and safety policies regarding working with radioactivity and genetically modified organisms, and also about working in the laboratory whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.