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IBC Registration Instructions and Forms

Registration of Programs

Program registrations require detailed information about lab activities, procedures, facilities and training of personnel. A narrative is included that describes the research goals or emphasis, the methods used in the research, types of recombinant or synthetic constructs (if any), biohazards (if any), and an assessment of the risk to personnel and the environment. Sufficient specific detail must be included to allow the IBC to conduct an independent risk assessment. For those programs conducting recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid work, the principal investigator is expected to identify the section of the NIH Guidelines that the work falls under. 

Standard Operating Procedures:  Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are required for projects and programs involving RG-2 or higher human pathogens, and also for high consequence animal or plant pathogens. Researchers should describe in detail the procedures they will use during manipulation of the pathogens and include all other information that is relevant to their projects.  For projects that require SOPs, the safety procedures in the narrative may be referenced to the SOP to eliminate redundancy.

Where to send forms:  Completed forms should be emailed to  Submission of incomplete forms will delay the review process.  The BSO provides the initial review of the proposals and will contact the principal investigator if additional information is required. 

Once a project or program has been approved by the IBC, a memorandum of approval will be sent to the principal investigator.

Project Registration Duration:  The duration of approval for registrations, both of individual projects and programs, is three years from the date of the memorandum of approval.  If there are changes in the project / program goals, facilities, personnel, or methods then an amendment must be filed with the IBC describing the changes to the registration.  Annual updates of registrations are required.


IBC Registration Form


Amendment Form - use to amend existing approved registrations