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.
How is registration completed?
Registration is completed using an online form:
PIs are required to provide the IBC with:
- A biosafety level assessment of the proposed work.
- Sufficient information to confirm that the correct biosafety level has been selected and sufficient detail to evaluate adherence with NIH, CDC and OSHA regulatory guidelines.
Notification from the IBC regarding the submission will be returned by email.
Why is IBC registration needed?
IBC registration is necessary to assure that PIs have sufficient biosafety training to carry out the proposed research, and to confirm that work will be carried out at the appropriate biosafety level (BSL) and with appropriate safeguards in place.
Who needs to register?
PIs are responsible for registering their research activities.