Institutional Biosafety Committee

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.




Institutional Biosafety Committee Deadlines and Meetings

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

Submission Deadline

Meeting Dates

Dec. 20, 2019

Jan. 15, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020

Feb. 19, 2020

Feb. 26, 2020

Mar. 18, 2020

Mar. 25, 2020

Apr. 15, 2020

Apr. 22, 2020

May 20, 2020

May 27, 2020

Jun. 17, 2020

Jun. 24, 2020

Jul. 15, 2020

Jul. 22, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

Sep. 16, 2020

Sep. 23, 2020

Oct. 21, 2020

Oct. 28, 2020

Nov. 18, 2020

Nov. 24, 2020

Dec. 16, 2020

Dec. 22, 2020

Jan. 20, 2021