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Biosafety (IBC)

About the IBC

On behalf of the university, the IBC is responsible for:

  • Reviewing and approving potentially biohazardous material research
  • Ensuring compliance with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines), the Select Agents Regulations and alignment with best practices as provided in the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL)
  • Adopting emergency plans covering accidental spills and personnel contamination resulting from potentially infectious material and recombinant or synthetic DNA research
  • Providing training to faculty, staff and students on biological safety practices
  • Making recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development regarding the safe use of biohazards
  • Investigating any concerns raised regarding the use of biohazards within the university

See APM Chapter 35.11 for a detailed description of IBC functions.

Watch this video that provides an overview of the University of Idaho IBC process on YouTube.

IBC News & Announcements 

IBC Electronic System

Questions or comments may be directed to the IBC Coordinator at or 208-885-7252.

Working with Select Agents and Toxins

Please read this important memorandum regarding research with select agents or toxins at the University of Idaho.

Ground Transportation

Please read this important guidance document regarding ground transport of biological materials, infectious substances, and dry ice.

Biosafety (IBC)

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-7252


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