Ethics & Safety


UQ policies on research and research training and authorship must be followed by members of the Plant Development Lab.  The Committee on Publication Ethics’ discussion document (pdf download) provides some more information on what constitutes authorship.

Safety & Biosafety

Potentially hazardous work pertaining to hazardous chemicals, biologicals, quarantine materials or GMOs must be undertaken in accordance with both UQ and government policies.  The OH&S and biosafety contacts relevant for the Plant Development Lab are:

Further information and advice can be found on the UQ Occupational Health and Safety website.  The UQ Policies and Procedures Library can be found here, procedures specific for workplace health and safety are found here.  The regulatory bodies that apply to our research are the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), and DAgWR Biosecurity (formerly AQIS).  The School of Biological Sciences Safety Information Directory (pdf download link) created by Miller Zivkovic details emergency procedures, contacts and all matters of safety relevant to the School.