The resources listed on this page are provided to
help University of Minnesota Research Safety Officers (RSOs) understand
and effectively perform their responsibilities. If you do not see the
information that you need here, or have a specific question, please
call our office at 726-7273.
This document provides background information about your RSO position,
and information about actions to take in events of non-compliance, and
- RSO Roles and
DEHS has summarized the University's RSO's roles and responsibilities
and suggested methods you can use to accomplish these.
- Research Safety Plan
RSOs must modify the University's Research Safety Plan to fit their
department's needs. Use this template to create your department's
- Health and
This page lists numerous DEHS and outside resources available on a
variety of health and safety issues. The listing is divided by various
types of safety needs, such as biological materials or radiation.
- RSO Training
DEHS offers new RSO and update RSO in-person training yearly, and
places training materials online.
- RSO Contact
DEHS maintains an online listing/email list of University RSOs. You can
use the list to find contact information, and join to receive new or
important information by email, such as a newly implemented policy or
the quarterly newsletter.