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committeesBoston University and Boston Medical Center have sought to maintain the highest standards for research and have multiple research committees. The AVP of Research Compliance serves as the Institutional Official and appoints the various committee members, which are composed of faculty investigators from both campuses with expertise in many areas. These committees include:  the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Laboratory Safety Committee (LSC), the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC), and the Dive Safety Committee.  Some of the responsibilities of these committees are to review and approve research proposals, the oversight of research compliance, the development and recommendation of comprehensive polices and guidelines and inspections of laboratories and facilities with  reports to the Institutional Official (IO).