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Research Radiation Safety

Find radiation safety information, policy, and procedures for UC San Diego researchers.

Research radiation safety assists researchers with employee and institutional responsibilities, operational standards and waste management procedures when radioactive materials are present.  

Contact a Health Physicist


EH&S Services Lab

  • Location:
Campus Services Complex Bldg E
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
  • Phone: (858) 534-6418
  • Fax: (858) 822-5524
  • Mail Code: 0035

Emergency procedures

Exposure monitoring



Hazardous waste

Human subjects

Laser safety

Lead shielding


Magnet safety

My Research Safety Web portal

Read about My Research Safety, a Web portal for centralized access to your Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) audits, inventory, and authorizations.

Note! You must have a UC San Diego Business Systems (sometimes referred to as Single Sign-On) user name and password to access applications on the My Research Safety Web portal.

Principal investigators

Radioisotope Use Authorization | RUA

Radionuclide Data Sheets


Survey meters


Transfer | shipping

UC San Diego Radiation Safety Manual

UC San Diego uses radioactive materials under a Broad Scope Radioactive Material License issued by the State of California. This manual represents the radiation safety program for all locations on that license, including the campus, Medical Center, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This manual is incorporated by reference into the UC San Diego license. All principal investigators and radioactive material users are required to comply with all of its provisions, as well as the conditions of the Radioisotope Use Authorization (RUA).

Policies and regulations

Questions? Contact EH&S Radiation Safety, (858) 822-2494.