Skip Navigation
 
 
 
 
 
Print This Page
Share this page: More
 

Institutional Biosafety Committee

IBC Home | Registration ProceduresRegistration Descriptions | Submission Info | Links | Committee Members | Contact

Mission/Goals

The Institutional Biosafety Committee reviews registrations for Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules, Pathogens, potential Infectious Agents, Biological Toxins, and Human Clinical Trials that involve the use of these materials as mandated by the National Institutes of Health and/or Johns Hopkins Institutions Policies. The full IBC meets monthly for discussion and voting. A subgroup of the IBC meets one week prior to the full meeting to triage protocols for missing information necessary for full IBC review.

Registrations that require IBC review are assembled into packets at the end of each month and delivered to the IBC members the following week. The IBC triage meeting is normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month. The full IBC meeting is normally scheduled for the third Monday of every month.

Background

Investigators at JHU who use or possess Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Materials, Potential Infectious Agents/Pathogens, Biological Toxins, and/or Human-derived tissues and/or body fluids are responsible for registering these research materials with the Biosafety Office and describing the research programs and procedures in which they will be used. This rule applies to all independent investigators. Collaborators may not "piggy-back" on each other's registrations.Postdoctoral or Clinical fellows, graduate or undergraduate students, and research associates are covered by the registrations of their Principal Investigator.

The Principal Investigator is ultimately responsible for the registration, training, and safe handling of research materials handled by their personnel.

 
Health, Safety, and Environment News and Announcements

ALERTS RSSRSS

Updated Policy - HSE026 - Means of Egress, HSE027 - Decorations (7/23/2014)

Updated Policy - HSE406 - Fire Incident Respnosibilities In JHH (5/22/2014)

Occupational Health - The 2013–2014 Flu Season Is Winding Down (4/14/2014)

NEWS PodcastsRSS

HSE policies have been moved to the Hopkins Policies Online (HPO) website (7/8/14)

Updated Policy - HSE policies have been reviewed, updated and approved by the Joint Committee (9/20/13)

 
 
 
 
 

© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy and Disclaimer