Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
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The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews research and teaching activities involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, infectious agents, biologically-derived toxins, or other potentially hazardous biological agents. Here is a full overview of who we are and what we do.
Examples of agents within our oversight include:
- Created or pre-made, engineered organisms/cells/agents
- Potentially hazardous biological agents that may impact animals or the environment but are not generally considered infectious to humans
Agents that are not within our oversight:
- Chemical agents
Agents that are NIH guidelines-exempt but require our approval:
- Escherichia coli K-12 host-vector systems
- Bacillus subtilis or Bacillus licheniformis host-vector systems
- The purchase or transfer of transgenic rodents
Principal investigators (PIs) should follow these steps to complete and submit application documents within eProtocol. This includes creating new protocols or amendments as well as completing required annual continuing reviews.
Meeting Dates & Application Submission Deadlines
Deadlines are important to meet for a timely review of your submission. See our guidelines on meeting deadlines.
Types of Applications
Learn about the various types of applications.
This is a step-by-step walkthrough of each section and subsection of the application. These guidelines help to complete an application with minimal submission errors.