The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBCInstitutional Biosafety Committee The IBC is an instituti...) is an institutional committee created under the NIHNational Institutes of Health Guidelines to review research involving recombinant DNA and synthetic nucleic acid research. The IBC also reviews all research involving biohazardous materials and has overall oversight and responsibility for the Biosafety program at BU and BMC. The IBC carries out these functions pursuant to requirements set forth by by National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the City of Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and Boston University.