Biological Safety Home


The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month unless there are no protocols to review. IBC meetings are open to the public unless proprietary information is discussed. Meetings take place in the conference room (107) of MLKG, and via Microsoft Teams. All other IBC meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams only. Meeting dates are published below on the IBC Meetings calendar.

Protocol Submission

Information on protocol submission and forms for protocol submission can be found here.

Protocol Types

Information on protocol types and procedures can be found here.

Investigator Resources

Additional resources for investigators related to biological safety can be found here.


Frequently asked questions about biological safety can be found here

Brown Bag Talks

Did you miss our lunchtime Brown Bag talks introducing topics related to Biosafety, IACUC, Export Control, and using Streamlyne for IRB? Do you wish to learn more about these areas? You’re in luck! Here are the recordings of these sessions.

Ro Windwalker, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator, presents “A Walkthrough of the IRB Submission Process: How to Create, Complete, and Submit an IRB Protocol in Streamlyne”. (There is a handout available for this presentation here)

Forthcoming: Animal Care and Use Q & A with Dr. Rebecca Kavanaugh, Institutional Animal Care and Welfare (IACUC) Program Manager. This is an informal discussion of the regulations, forms, and procedures for performing research with animals.

Forthcoming: An overview of what types of research need an IBC protocol and the protocol submission process with Dr. Jim Hogan, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Coordinator. This talk includes information on why rDNA research needs an IBC protocol.

Forthcoming: Melvin Torres, Export Control Officer, provides an overview of his area of expertise with “What is Export Control?”.


IBC Meetings

Committee meetings will be conducted via Teams or Zoom until further notice.

Here is a complete list of Research Integrity and Compliance events.

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Contact IBC Program Staff


Dr. Bob Beitle Jr.

Director, Research Integrity and Compliance

106 MLKG


Dr. Jim Hogan

Dr. Jim Hogan

Biosafety Compliance Coordinator

103 MLKG