Nemours Biomedical Research
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) at Nemours oversees the use of recombinant DNA, infectious agents and biohazardous materials in the course of research. To assure proper oversight, Principal Investigators (PIs) must register their research projects with the IBC prior to funds being made available for the project.
Notification from the IBC regarding the submission will be returned by email.
To assure that Principal Investigators have sufficient biosafety training to carry out the proposed research.
To confirm that work will be carried out at the appropriate biosafety level (BSL) and with appropriate safeguards in place.
Principal Investigators are responsible for registering their research activities.
Principal Investigators, the institutions where they work and the Institutional Biosafety Committees at those institutions are partners in assuring the safe conduct of research. In general, the roles and responsibilities of each include:
The PI is responsible for full compliance with regulations in the conduct of research and for ensuring that the reporting requirements are fulfilled and will be held accountable for any reporting lapses.
At Nemours, the IBC oversees the use, storage and shipping of recombinant DNA, infectious agents and biohazardous materials in the course of research.