9 X-Ray Safety Animal and Biological Specimen Use Research using live animal models requires the approval of the RSC and Animals - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Application of radiation on animal tissues requires RSC approval only. Radiological research utilizing human, animal and plant pathogens, recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, genetically modified organism (GMOs), and biological toxins requires RSC and Biohazards - Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) approval.