Submission and Approval
- The Principal Investigator should submit a completed IBC Registration Form for Recombinant
DNA (rDNA) Experiments or Registration Form for Pathogen, Select Agents and Human
Cells/Tissues (PSAHT) electronically to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment (Word document file). And submit the signature page with the original
signature of the PI.
- The Chair of the IBC will review the Recombinant DNA Registration Form and request changes or additional information as necessary. The Chair will refer
all registrations the rDNA subcommittee for review and comment and refer all requests
to use Pathogens, Select Agents, or Human Cells/Tissues to PSAHT subcommittee for
review and comment.
- Requests to use BSL-1 organisms will be considered exempt. All requests will be reviewed
to determine if the organism meets the BSL-1 definition and whether appropriate safety
measures are documented. If the Chair determines organism meets the Exempt requirements,
an approval will be granted within two (2) weeks. All requests will be considered
at the next scheduled meeting of the committee.
- The full committee will review all registrations and requests at the next regularly
- A letter will be sent to the PI outlining the outcome of the review soon after the
- If the Approval Letter includes stipulations, the PI must ensure that these requirements
are addressed prior to initiating work.
- Approvals will be granted for a (3) year period for BSL-1 and BSL-2 registrations and for one year for BSL-2+ and BSL-3 and Human Gene Transfer Registrations.
- New Registrations must be submitted every three years for BSL-1 and BSL-2 registrations
and annually for BSL-2+ and BSL-3 and Human Gene Transfer Registrations
- It is the responsibility of the PI to submit a renewal registration or provide notice
that the PI will discontinue registered research after the anniversary date of the
- The IBC will review the Registration Renewal at the next meeting date and a letter will be sent to the PI soon after the meeting.
Annual Review Process
- PI's must submit an Annual Review Form, describing progress, and any proposed changes to the approved registration or request.
- Failure to submit an Annual Review Form may lead to the termination of an approval
- The IBC will review the Annual Renewal at the next meeting date and a letter will be sent to the PI soon after the meeting.