TUC INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE (IBC)
The TUC Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is here to assist and ensure the health and safety of TUC employees and the outside community through reviews of the protocols provided by Principal Investigators (PIs). IBC has been established in compliance with the Section Section IV-B-1-b of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines). IBC is the cornerstone of local oversight at TUC to adhere to the NIH Guidelines and other federal guidelines/regulations (CDC and OSHA/CalOSHA).
AUTHORITY AND FUNCTION
IBC is charged to carry out the functions required under NIH regulations, including policy and procedure recommendations; compliance reviews; individual research project approval; and the certification that facilities, procedures, and practices and the training and expertise of the personnel involved have been reviewed and approved; and to serve as an advisory committee on the use of infectious agents to include: policy and procedure recommendations and individual research project approval.
IBC is responsible for:
- reviewing and approving/disapproving research protocols (IBC Protocols) involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecule research in compliance with the Section IV-B-2-(1) of the NIH Guidelines, and biohazardous materials (CDC and OSHA/CalOSHA);
- ensuring the research projects to conform with the NIH Guidelines and other federal guidelines; setting containment levels as specified (Section IV-B-2-b-(4)); periodically reviewing IBC protocols to ensure compliance (Section IV-B-2-b-(5)); and reporting any significant problems with or violations of the NIH guidelines (Section IV-B-2-b-(7)).
Other IBC's functions are defined by the Section IV-B-2 of the NIH Guidelines.
MEMBERS OF IBC
The IBC members are comprised of no fewer than five members and comply with the requirement of the Section IV-B-2-a of the NIH Guidelines.
TUC Faculty Members:
Evan Hermel, Ph.D. (COM), Pending Membership
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members:Alejandro Gugliucci (Associate Dean of Research at COM)
Members Not Affiliated with TUC (except through IBC):
Christina Snyder (representing the local community)
Mark Emerson (representing the local community)
NIH SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL and IBC MEETING
For inquiries about IBC, please contact IBC Chair above.
For inquiries about Bloodborne Pathogens, Chemical Hygiene, and other inquiries, please contact Environmental Health & Safety Manager (i.e., Safety Officer).
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