IBC Approval

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a University-wide Committee responsible for reviewing and approving recombinant DNA research and biohazard projects. The committee sets containment levels in accordance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It also periodically reviews previously approved research projects for changes which would necessitate increasing or decreasing the Biosafety level.

Once a project has been approved, an approval letter is sent to the principal investigator; this letter lists the project’s IBC approval number(s), containment levels set by the IBC, project titles, and any additional requirements.