IBC Meeting Schedule and Protocol Submission

Who needs to be registered with Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)?

All work involving biohazard agents, recombinant and/or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, use of human blood, body fluids or tissues, gene therapy, use of USDA agents or CDC select agents must be registered and, in some cases, approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) prior to initiation of work. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to submit a completed IBC application/registration to the Institutional Biosafety Committee

IBC Protocol submission process (NEW)

All activities involving potentially biohazardous materials (pathogens) must be registered with and approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee.  Before any research with biohazard material can begin, an IBC Protocol will need to be reviewed and approved by our Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
Complete the Protocol submission forms and email to maya.nair@unthsc.edu and   ibc@unthsc.edu

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IBC Protocol submission forms (NEW)

IBC meeting schedule 

The deadline allows sufficient time for revision of the draft submission to ensure an administratively complete application is available to the committee in an effort to expedite review and approval. Incomplete submissions may necessitate a delay in consideration to a subsequent meeting. For questions regarding the protocol submission process, please contact the Bio Safety Program Office (ibc@unthsc.edu).

IBC meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 12 Noon to 1 p.m.

IBC Protocol Submission Due Date IBC Meeting date
January 24, 2024 February 7, 2024
February 14, 2024 March 6, 2024
March 27, 2024 April 17, 2024
April 24, 2024 May 15, 2024
May 22, 2024 June 19, 2024
June 26, 2024 July 17, 2024
July 24, 2024 August 21, 2024
August 28, 2024 September 18, 2024
September 25, 2024 October 16, 2024
October 23, 2024 November 20, 2024
November 22, 2023 December 15, 2023
December 22, 2023 January 17, 2024


Other forms and SOP for biosafety operations:

Biological Safety Cabinet Laboratory equipment relocation Installation form

HSC incident report form

UNTHSC IBC SOP for biohazard transport

 Laboratory Safety Survey Guidance Document 2020