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PI Radioactive Materials Authorization (RMA-1)

To request authorization to use radioactive material as a Principal Investigator (PI) at the University at Buffalo, complete the form below. You must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be recognized as a member of the UB faculty or staff and have a definite and demonstrable application for the radioactive materials requested. 
  • Must be the senior researcher of the project and directly responsible for radioactive material use in the laboratory. 
  • Must provide lab facilities suitable for the work proposed. 
  • Must have a minimum of one year's experience working with radioactive materials. 
  • Must provide documentation of successful completion of academic courses pertaining to, or demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), competence in and knowledge of: 1) Principles and practices of radiation protection; 2) Radioactive measurement standardization and monitoring techniques and instruments; 3) Mathematics and calculations basic to the use and measurement of radioactivity; 4) Biological effects of radiation; and 5) Regulations contained in the Campus “Radioactive Materials Safety Manual.” 

The Radiation Safety Officer and the EH&S Radiation Safety Division staff will check the application for completeness and forward it to the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) for review. In the event that the documentation of the knowledge or experience of the applicant appears insufficient, an examination, either written or oral, may be required for final approval. Upon approval by the RSC, EH&S will set up an appointment to implement the new radioactive materials permit.