University of Hawai‘i
Research Compliance


U.S. Biological Safety Campaign

To better protect the public health, the White House and NIH has urged us to review biosafety and biosecurity procedures, and to continue our sustained inventory monitoring. Take time to

For further information, link to the following sites:

Inspections and Inventories

A Laboratory Inventory Declaration (LID) of all biological agents and toxins must be completed annually and submitted to ORC.

Contact Hubert B. Olipares, MSPH, SLS (ASCP) for assistance
(808) 956-3197

“Biomaterials” include but are not limited to plants, animals, arthropods, invertebrates, insects, bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, oomycetes, mycoplasmas, RNA, recombinant DNA, prions, proteins, GMOs, cell lines [specify if transformed, immortalized], tissues (e.g., blood, lung), human specimens (sputum, urine, feces, tissue, swabs), non-human animal specimens, fetal calf serum, algae, protoclones and nematodes, weeds, biological control agents (including those not presently discovered or known to exist in Hawai‘i) and “new” microorganisms identified as those “combining genetic material from organisms in different genera.”

Inventory Form (Part 1 & 2):

Inspection Checklists

All research, teaching, and testing facilities that store or use infectious agents or toxins must be inspected at least annually.

Contact Hubert B. Olipares, MSPH, SLS (ASCP) to schedule an inspection
(808) 956-3197

The links below are to PDF versions of the inspection checklists.

Guidance Documents

UH DURC Policies + Procedures
University of Hawai‘i Dual Use of Concern policies and procedures, effective 23SEP2015

Hawai‘i DLNR Regulations & Permits
The state of Hawai‘i has regulations on the Collection and Possession of certain species or artifacts, Commercial Activity, Access to certain areas, and use of particular equipment for SCIENTIFIC, EDUCATIONAL OR PROPAGATION PURPOSES – HRS 187A-6. Any person with a bona fide scientific, educational or propagation purpose may apply in writing to obtain a Special Activity Permit to legally take certain specimens, use certain gear, and gain entrance into certain areas otherwise prohibited. Please consult Guidelines for Research, Collection, Possession, Commercial Activity, and Access Permits.

Biosafety Policies

Biosafety Training Videos

Dengue in Hawai‘i

Mold Information