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***Kenyon's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), as prescribed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is responsible for oversight of experiments involving pathogens and recombinant DNA. The committee will work with researchers to insure 1)pathogen exposure is properly managed and,2) proper containment and destruction of genetically modified organisms. ***
1.) reviewing all recombinant DNA research projects both a) funded and b) non-funded,
2.) reviewing the use of a) human tissue, b) blood, and c) other infectious agents,
3.) creating policies and procedures for safe laboratory practices,
4.) assisting researchers with compliance and permits,
5.) reporting problems and incidents, and
6.) filing an annual report.
*Compliance with this committee and the NIH Guidelines is required to receive funding for National Institute of Health (pdf) and National Science Foundation grants.
* The IBC meets at least once a year.
Frequently Asked Questions about Institutional Biosafety Committees
If I am working with recombinant DNA, human tissue, blood, urine, or another infectious agent, what steps must I follow?
*Registration Filing Flow Chart (pdf) (Developed by Kenyon's Office of Environmental Health and Safety, this chart seeks to help you identify your registration reporting requirements. The information was taken directly from the NIH "Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA molecules", Section III " Experiments Covered By the NIH Guidelines (2/21/06)
*What is XYZ? Acronym List
I would like a copy of the National Institutes of Health Guidelines and the National Science Foundations DNA research guidelines. Where can I locate and obtain a copy of these resources?
*a) National Institutes of Health DNA Guidelines: Guidelines (pdf)
*b) National Science Foundation: Grant Policy Manual
Where can I find the registration application?
Principle Investigator Application and Application resources can be found here. (2/21/06)
When should I register with another institutional committee?
Prinicple Investigator Combined Research Project Resources are located here. (7/14/06)
Where can I find a copy of the Committee's Charter?
*Kenyon College Institutional Biosafety Committee Charter (doc)