Reporting a Biosafety Concern


Emergency Situation:
If you are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or others, please dial 911.

Biosafety Incident:
If you have been involved in a biosafety incident (spill, accident, potential exposure), please refer to your lab specific SOP for cleanup, contact the Biosafety Office, and fill out a Biosafety Incident Report Form (a Workers’ Compensation Form may also be required).

Biosafety Concern:
If you suspect the misuse or unsafe use of biohazardous materials or noncompliance with approved protocol, University policies, or local, state or federal regulations, please contact the University Biosafety Officer or IBC Chair immediately. The contact can be made by telephone, fax, in person or in writing to individuals listed below who must convey the information to the named individual for investigation. Individuals making the report do not have to identify themselves, unless they wish to do so. Colorado State University protects the rights of whistleblowers.

Dr. Bob Ellis
University Biosafety Officer
Phone: 491-6729, Fax: 491-4894
Email: robert.ellis@colostate.edu

Dr. Karen Dobos
Director, RICRO
Phone: 491-1563, Fax: 491-2293
Email: Kathy.Partin@colostate.edu

Dr. Chaoping Chen
IBC Chair
Phone: 491-0726, Fax: 491-0494
Email: chaoping.chen@colostate.edu

Dr. Brad Woods
Associate Director, RICRO
Phone: 491-2229, Fax: 491-2293
Email: Karen.Dobos@colostate.edu

Senior IBC Coordinator
Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office
Phone: 491-1553, Fax: 491-2293
Email: RICRO_IBC@mail.colostate.edu

Dr. Alan Rudolph
Vice President for Research & Institutional Official
Phone: 491-7194, Fax: 491-5541
Email: Alan.Rudolph@colostate.edu

Biosafety concerns may also be reported anonymously through the CSU Compliance Reporting Hotline.

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