Institutional Biosafety Committee

New! 

  • IBC applications will be moving from iMedRIS to the RSS-BIO system as of April 2021.
  • Test the new system RSS-BIO, contact ibc@uci.edu
    • 1st round of testing: October 26 - October 30
    • Beta testing: November 16 - November 30 

 The UCI  Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) was created under mandate from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The IBC is a faculty-led committee appointed by the UCI Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) and consists of experts in various fields, including biosafety, human gene therapy, infectious disease, recombinant DNA, animal containment, plant containment, and occupational health. The IBC is responsible for establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures involving hazardous biological materials and recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids to meet applicable federal, state, local and institutional regulations and guidelines.

The IBC reviews and approves protocols for academic research and teaching laboratories involving the following materials:

  • Recombinant/synthetic nucleic acid molecules, as covered by the NIH Guidelines
  • Infectious agents that can cause disease in healthy humans and/or significant environmental or agricultural impacts, as covered by the BMBL, Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard, CDC notifiable disease
  • Select agents and select toxins, as covered by the CDC DSAT regulations
  • Human and nonhuman primate materials, as covered by the Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  • Genetically-modified animals and whole plants, as covered by the NIH Guidelines

At its discretion, the IBC may also review protocols involving animals or animal specimens known to be reservoirs/vectors of zoonotic diseases.

Resources

 

Institutional Biosafety Committee Deadlines and Meetings

All applications must be received by 2:00 pm on submission deadline date.

Submission Deadline

Meeting Dates

Oct. 28, 2020

Nov. 18, 2020

Nov. 24, 2020

Dec. 16, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020

Jan. 20, 2021

Jan. 27, 2021

Feb. 17, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021

Mar. 17,2021

Mar. 24,2021

Apr. 21, 2021

Apr. 28, 2021

May 19, 2021

May 26, 2021

Jun. 16, 2021

Jun. 23, 2021

Jul. 21, 2021

Jul. 28, 2021

Aug. 18, 2021

Aug. 25, 2021

Sep. 15, 2021

Sep. 22, 2021

Oct. 20, 2021

Oct. 27, 2021

Nov. 17, 2021

Nov. 23, 2021

Dec. 15, 2021

Dec. 21, 2021

Jan. 19, 2022

Jan. 26, 2022

Feb. 16, 2022

Feb. 23, 2022

Mar. 16, 2022