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What approvals do I need to work with radioactive material?


Different approvals are required depending on the intended use of radioactive material.

 

Medical Use on Human Subjects


The use of radiation and radioactive material at MCW and Froedtert Hospital (FH) must be done with the prior approval of the Radiation Safety Committee.

  1. An Application for Medical Use must first be submitted to the Office of Radiation Safety (ORS) for review.  Additional Training & Experience (T & E) form(s) are required as part of the application.  To view the basic application form and all T & E forms, visit Authorized User Application Forms - Medical Use on the ORS web site.

  2. Once approved by ORS, the application is then submitted to the Radiation Safety Committee for approval.

 

Non-Medical, Non-Human Use


Animal Use

The use of radiation and radioactive material at MCW and Froedtert Hospital (FH) must be done with the prior approval of the Radiation Safety Committee.

  1. Investigator must apply to the Office of Radiation Safety for Radiation Use Authorization (RUA).  The application to be completed is Radioactive Materials Use Application (Non-Human Research).  View this application as well as instructions for completing the application, amendment forms, etc. at the ORS web site Application Forms - Non-Medical Research.

  2. Investigator must submit an Animal Use Authorization (AUA) via eBridge for Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) approval.  Note that this can be done concurrent with seeking Radiation Safety Committee approval.  The IACUC will conduct the review of the animal use submission but will not render a final decision until the Safety
    Committee’s approval has been confirmed. Alternatively, Safety Committee approval may be obtained prior to
    submitting the AUA to the IACUC.  The investigator may choose whether these submissions take place concurrently or sequentially.

Non-Animal Use

  1. Investigator must apply to the Office of Radiation Safety for Radiation Use Authorization (RUA).

  2. Once RUA is approved, investigator submits an application to the Radiation Safety Committee.  View applications, instructions and forms at the ORS web site Application Forms - Non-Medical Research.

 

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