Welcome to Lab & Research Safety Advocacy at Johns Hopkins University!

Our mission: to maintain the knowledge of the range of research conducted by Hopkins laboratories, design studios, and field research sites, and to provide support in the form of consultation, education & instruction, safety analyses, technical services, and more to researchers at every level from student to faculty in order to ensure usage of best practices for good science.

Learn more about best practices, general guidelines, and safety resources at the university by following the links below.

New to JHU?

Are you a researcher on campus looking to practice good techniques in your lab? For now, we recommend that at a minimum, you review the information in the online Introduction to Laboratory Safety course, available on the JHU myLearning portal. This is accessible from your my.jhu.edu page, on the Education tab.

First-year graduate students should¬†take¬†EN500.601 — Research Laboratory Safety. This 1-credit course is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. This class covers lab safety information and its application to real-world lab experiments. It is open to students from both the School of Engineering and the School of Arts & Sciences.