The University of Rhode Island Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) provides oversight and review of Biological Research conducted at URI. Biological Research is defined as any laboratory research activity involving:
Prior to commencing Biological Research, investigators must submit a protocol for review by the IBC. The IBC is established to ensure that Biological Research is conducted safely and that compliance is maintained with the following guidelines and regulations:
The IBC works in conjunction with the URI Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the URI Office of Safety and Risk Management.
The URI IBC Governance and Operating Policies details the roles and responsibilities of the committee, the PI and others involved in the oversight of Biological Research. Additionally, it contains policies, procedures, and guidelines to guide researchers conducting Biological Research.
If any members of the University of Rhode Island community or the general public wish to forward comments or questions to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) or attend a meeting, please contact the IBC.
The IBC encourages all Principal Investigators with pending applications to attend IBC meetings where their research will be discussed. Please contact the IBC administrator who will place the PI name on the agenda for attendance.
Proposals to conduct Biological Research may be submitted at any time to the IBC through IRBNet. For more information about IRBNet see: IRBNet (E-submissions for IRB, IACUC and IBC)Reporting