Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a standing committee and is responsible for reviewing all University research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, students and/or visiting scientists on University property that involve the use of biological agents. Biological agents are defined as microorganisms, Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules experiments as defined by NIH Guidelines, materials derived from human and non-human primates, or biological toxins.
The mission of this committee is to ensure that all activities involving biological agents and the facilities used to conduct such work are in compliance with all external regulations, and applicable University policies.
The committee will function to ensure that investigators handle biological agents in a safe and responsible manner, and meet criteria as described by the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules; the CDC/NIH publication Biosafety in the Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories; applicable regulations defined by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; HHS and USDA final rules for the possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins; and other applicable requirements. Foremost, the IBC's objective shall be to ensure that such activities meet the standards of good biological safety practice emphasizing protection of personnel, the public and the environment.
The IBC shall assist principal investigators and protocol directors in meeting their responsibilities; impose requirements; and review and approve policies, proposals, procedures, programs, and facilities pursuant to the safe and legally compliant use of biological agents.
If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Gloria Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-243-0726, by the date the Registration Documents are due.
All meetings will take place in MR6, room 2501 on the second floor at 8:30 a.m. except for the December meeting. The meetings are the second Tuesday of each month (except in December when due to the holidays, we meet a week early).
|Date Registration Documents are due||Date of IBC Meeting|
|December 30, 2013||January 14, 2014|
|January 28, 2014||February 11, 2014|
|February 25, 2014||March 11, 2014|
|March 25, 2014||April 8, 2014|
|April 29, 2014||May 13, 2014|
|May 27, 2014||June 10, 2014|
|June 24, 2014||July 8, 2014|
|July 29, 2014||August 12, 2014|
|August 26, 2014||September 9, 2014|
|September 30, 2014||October 14, 2014|
|October 28, 2014||November 11, 2014|
|*November 18, 2014||*December 2, 2013|
*Note: The December meeting is scheduled a week earlier to accommodate the ACUC and their meeting in that month.