Office of Academic and Research Safety (OARS)

We are here to promote and support a positive safety culture for learning and research.

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OARS Preparedness Day

On Oct. 12, OARS joined the Northeastern Police Department (NUPD), University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) and countless other safety-driven organizations at Northeastern’s Preparedness Day.



Contact NUPD via your SafeZone APP or 617-373-3333 for Medical, Fire or Material Spill Emergencies (Boston Campus)

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Our Numbers

315+ Lab Groups

Altamirano training students in Biosafety

19-20K courses completed/year


150+ Biosafety Registrations

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For general inquiries please contact OARS.

Phone:     617.373.2769 

Northeastern University

Office of Academic and Research Safety/OARS
320 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115

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Supporting a Positive Safety Culture

Our team is dedicated to provide you with the highest level of support and guidance in regards to research/laboratory safety.