Volunteers and Minors in Research Labs

Summer is a great time for students to gain valuable laboratory experience through volunteering or internships. Because student volunteers and/or minors may be unaware of hazards and risks associated with working in a laboratory, Emory University policies require training before entering a lab.

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities?

volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83.

minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College regular catalog course or degree program – see Emory University Policy 7.21.

All volunteers and minors who intend to participate in research laboratory activities at Emory University MUST:

Contact your EHSO building liaison or biosafe@emory.edu if you have any questions.

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