Rules for research use of the KU Field Station
Research project applicants must agree to abide by the rules outlined below, as well as any special conditions set forth for the individual project.
- Complete a site orientation prior to field work (includes all project personnel).
- Consider that uncontrolled or unforeseen events (e.g., extreme climatic conditions, wildfires, vandalism, or human error) are a part of working in the field environment and should be assessed in project design.
- Request permission for changes in project design or location.
- Receive approval for research with vertebrate animals from the University of Kansas Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
- Receive approval from the University of Kansas’ Environmental Health and Safety Department for use and disposal of all hazardous materials (chemical, biological, or physical agents), and for complying with occupational health and safety guidelines.
- Obtain any and all special permits and authorizations, and provide notifications and reports as necessary to other entities.
- Complete negotiation of user fees with the KU Field Station director.
- Include the following sentence in all publications and other communications: "The study was conducted at and supported by the University of Kansas Field Station, a research unit of the Kansas Biological Survey.”
- Provide the KU Field Station with a copy of any written report, a summary of any thesis or dissertation, and any publications.
FAILURE TO ABIDE BY CONDITIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT CAN RESULT IN REVOCATION OF USE PRIVILEGES.