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Ensuring biosafety in research

The University of Minnesota's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews research involving rDNA, infectious agents and biological toxins. The committee also approves practices and procedures that aim to prevent biosafety hazards across campus, in the environment and for the general public.

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Access the IBC application system and get guidance on your submissions.

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Learn about training requirements, update your record and find related resources.

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Meetings and Submission Deadlines


Monday, Jun 16, 2014
Monday, Jul 21, 2014
Monday, Aug 18, 2014
Monday, Sep 15, 2014
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Monday, Nov 17, 2014
Monday, Dec 15, 2014

Submission Deadline

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

News & information

All new and three year renewal IBC applications must be submitted using eProtocol

OVPR launches new site to explore the impact of research on our world:

Inquiry: Exploring university research