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  ibc@unthsc.edu

PI Guide to IBC

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 25, 2023 February 15, 2023
February 22, 2023 March 15, 2023
March 22, 2023 April 19, 2023
April 26, 2023 May 17, 2023
May 24, 2023 June 21, 2023
June 28, 2023 July 20, 2023
July 27, 2023 August 16, 2023
August 23, 2023 September 20, 2023
September 27, 2023 October 18, 2023
October 25, 2023 November 15, 2023
November 22, 2023 December 20, 2023
December 27, 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