Laboratory Safety and Responsible Conduct of Research

2018 SRI Alumnae Panel Dinner - Panelist Irene Dankwa-Mullan MD MPH, Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health

Student Safety Checklist

Laboratory Safety Training

All students, staff and faculty are required to attend a laboratory safety training session prior to conducting research in a faculty laboratory. The training is offered three times a year—i.e., at the beginning of each semester and the summer. Ask your mentor for the time and location.

There is also an online version available for those who are unable to attend the class. To become certified, students must pass the test associated with the online course. 

The next Lab Safety Training will be on June 3, 2019. Location To Be Announced

The Barnard College Laboratory Chemical Hygience Plan


Fire Safety

New York City C-14 Fire safety certification:

When a laboratory is open and running, New York City requires at least one of the occupants to be C-14 certified.

To obtain certification, Barnard students must take a test in Brooklyn.  To qualify you must have completed

   60 credits

   21 credits in a science course

To prepare for the test, we recommend that you either attend the review class or review the material online

When you go to Brooklyn

  Go early — Arrive by 8 a.m. as spaces are limited

 Confirm that they are open and bring necessary materials by visiting:

  Double check the requirements as the requirements change:

  Study Materials

  A C-14 study guide can be found here

  Fill out the A-20 form

  Bring two forms of identification and a letter of recommendation from your PI

  The testing fee is $25. You may be reimbursed by your department or the Dean's office. To this end, make sure you keep your receipt.

 Traveling to Brooklyn
  9 Metro Tech, Brooklyn, NY 11201

  Take the 1 train to 59th (Columbus Circle) and transfer to the A train to Metro Tech/Jay Street

  Use the Myrtle Promenade/Jay St. Metro Tech exit from the station

  Walk east to the Flatbush Ave. entrance


Responsible Conduct of Research Training


All SRI students must complete the RCR training and upload the completion certificate no later than May 20, 2019 by 11:59 PM.