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Shipping and Receiving Biological and Hazardous Research Materials

This webinar will discuss potential requirements for packing of biological and hazardous materials for national and international shipments. Advice and guidance on packing, documentation and permitting applications will be reviewed.  Preparation for receiving of certain research materials will also be discussed.

Shipping and Receiving Biological and Hazardous Research Materials

Oct. 19 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.



Roberta Polak portrait.

Roberta Polak

Safety and Compliance Officer,
Environmental Health and Safety

Roberta Polak is a Safety and Compliance officer at Virginia Tech Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and the EHS liaison for the Fralin Life Sciences Institute flagship buildings.

Prior to entering the EHS field, Roberta conducted doctoral and postdoctoral research in biomaterials which resulted in 11 peer-reviewed publications. With perspectives from both the bench and safety sides of academic research, her goal is to ensure that researchers can follow their scientific pursuits, safely.

About the Series

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance’s Investigator Series provides researchers with a peer-to-peer forum to share ethical considerations that they make during the design, conduct and dissemination of their research. This style of learning opens the door to new perspectives and meaningful conversations in the pursuit of research excellence.