Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

In compliance with federal regulations and guidelines, all research involving possible exposure to infectious agents (i.e., biohazardous materials) and recombinant DNA molecules must be registered with, reviewed and approved by the University's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

 The purpose of The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules is to specify practices for constructing and handling recombinant DNA molecules and organisms and viruses containing recombinant DNA molecules. Revised regulations were issued by the NIH in January 2011.  Copies of the federal guidelines are available at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - 4th Floor O'Hara Hall.