The Office of Research Services, DOHS facilitates the implementation of biosafety practices for researchers in the laboratory. The information presented on this website is intended to aid the researcher in practicing safe science when working with biological agents.
DOHS is responsible for managing biological safety at the NIH and provides a broad range of support services, consultation and assistance. DOHS provides training support to help supervisors fulfill the necessary training requirements. Training classes which address the recognition and control of common biological, chemical and physical hazards found in NIH laboratories, as well as safe work practices with human and nonhuman primate retroviruses and other bloodbome pathogens, are routinely presented.