How Do I Ship My Research (Hazardous Materials)?

All materials regulated in transportation must be shipped by an individual trained and certified by UC Berkeley EH&S Specialist to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Requirements and the International Civil Aviation Technical Instructions on identifying, marking, labeling, documenting and offering the material to a registered transport carrier. Oftentimes materials that can be handled safely in a laboratory are deemed regulated materials in transportation.

An EH&S Hazardous Materials Shipping Specialist will follow up with your submitted request within 48 hours.

  • All requests must be completed with a valid chart string.
  • For the safety of your shipment and research, it is highly recommended that the shipments are coordinated on Monday–Wednesday with EH&S to allow proper delivery of materials prior to the weekend.

Shipping Resources

Dry Ice Training
Packaging Materials
Shipping Sites on Campus
Shipping Biological or Medical Materials/Equipment
Shipping Radiological Materials or Radiation Producing Machines
Shipping Batteries and Equipment
Shipping to Field Station Locations

Regulatory Resources

Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA MTA)
International Air Transportation Association (IATA)
Safety Data Sheet Requirements
Toxic Substances Control Act Certification
Harmonized Tariff Schedules Codes