Biosafety Committee (IBC)
- Norman Campus
The OU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has the charge of reviewing and approving the biological safety of all OU Norman campus-related research activities involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, gene transfer, microorganisms, viruses, and biological toxins.
If it is determined that the proposed work meets these guidelines, a letter confirming this will be forwarded to the Office of Research Administration.
Should the work proposed fall in any existing NIH Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid category other than "exempt from the guidelines", a special meeting of the Institutional Biosafety Committee will be held with the PI to discuss the proposed research, determine if it complies with all Federal, State and Local Guidelines, and formally notify the PI and the Office of Research Administration of the results of this meeting.
- The PI must contact the Insitutional Biosafety Committee Chair, Dr. Bruce Roe (325-4912), to discuss the planned activities, prior to the final grant submission, so that it can be determined if any recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules or any potential biological hazardous work is being proposed.
- After a preliminary determination that recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecule activities or potentially biological hazardous work are being planned, the PI should submit the following to Dr. Roe for IBC review to verify that the proposed work is in compliance with all Federal, State and Local Guidelines and falls within the category "exempt from the guidelines".
OU has an excellent on-line safety training program that is REQUIRED
for those using biologicals (including blood, cells and tissue) as well
as chemicals either on the job now or in the foreseeable future and
those who should be trained in the event of an emergency. Several
portions of this training are REQUIRED on an annual basis.
For OU-Norman campus students, faculty and staff, the link is:
Your logon will be the exact same logon you use for your e-mail.
Helpful Links to Regulatory Guidelines