Research and Workplace Safety
As a relatively new research graduate university, OIST follows best practices and high standards for safe and responsible research.
A dedicated staff of experts with backgrounds in industry, academia, and research establish and enforce safety training and procedures, but the university must continue to improve and adapt to new challenges in the interest of staff and students.
Following a tragic diving incident on November 14, 2016, OIST undertook several measures to improve health and safety measures at the University, summarized in the “Know Safety, No Pain” initiative. The Shohei Suzuki Research Safety Fund was established to promote research safety awareness and training at OIST.