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
IBC will be implemented into the online system VERAS October 9, 2020. More information to come. Questions or comments may be directed to the IBC Coordinator at email@example.com or 208-885-7258.
Working with Select Agents and Toxins
Please read this important memorandum regarding research with select agents or toxins at the University of Idaho.
Please read this important guidance document regarding ground transport of biological materials, infectious substances, and dry ice.