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Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with reviewing and approving all research that involves recombinant DNA and microorganisms pathogenic to humans, plants or animals.
Investigators must register with the IBC if they are:

  • Creating recombinant DNA/RNA constructs (vector plus gene)
  • Inserting recombinant DNA/RNA constructs into cell lines/tissue cultures, whole animals, humans or plants
  • Using a microorganism that is pathogenic to humans (including immunocompromised individuals), plants or animals (based on wild-type organism)
  • Using or collecting human or non-human primate materials (body fluids, tissues, cells, etc.)

IBC Forms (e-Protocol)
IBC Investigator Guidance

Contact Aditi Bhatiya, (614) 688-9301, at Ohio State’s College of Medicine Office of Research with any questions.​