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Ensuring biosafety in research

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.

The guiding principle of the IBC is to assist faculty, staff and students using potentially hazardous biological agents in performing those activities in ways that eliminate or reduce potential exposure to personnel, students, animals and the environment.

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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, January 23, 2017*
Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017

Submission Deadline

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

* Meeting on 4th Monday due to closure on MLK holiday

News & information

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

All protocols (New, Amendments, etc) in preparation (thus a status of "Yet to Submit to the IBC") ​that are older than a year will be deleted.

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

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