Institutional Biosafety Committee
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Kenyon's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), as prescribed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA molecules (pdf), is responsible for:
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.
* The IBC meets at least once a year.
*Are you unclear or need clarification, refer to the National Institutes of Health 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)
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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
I need to file my experiment/research project with the Institutional Biosafety Committee. What are my Roles and Responsibilities as a Principal Investigator?
*NIH Designated Principal Investigator Roles and Responsibilities (2/21/06)
Where can I find the registration application?
*Principal Investigator Application and Application Resources (2/21/06)
When should I register with another institutional committee?
*Principal Investigator Combined Research Project Resources (7/14/06)
Are there other resources available?
*Researcher Compliance References (Updated 23 October 2006)
I would like to learn more about Kenyon's committee. Where can I find the current committee roster?
*Kenyon's IBC Committee Roster (Updated 7/25/06)
Where can I find a copy of the Committee's Charter?
*Kenyon College Institutional Biosafety Committee Charter (doc)
What are the roles and responsibilities of the IBC?