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What does the IBC Review?

The NKU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) must conduct a review of projects that fall into certain categories as outlined in the Biohazard Agent Registration (BAR) form. 

A BAR form must be completed for studies that fall into any of the categories below:

1. Construction and/or use of recombinant DNA, beyond accepted/standard (non-hazardous) practices, in standard host-vector systems

2. Toxins or infectious agents requiring handling conditions above Biosafety Level-1. (Biosafety Level determinations are outlined by the CDC publication Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories.)

Not Sure if your project requires IBC review?

If there is a question as to whether or not the activity requires IBC review, the researcher should submit a description of the activity to the IBC Chair or IBC Adminitrator for final determinatoin. This summary should include:

1. Summary of the study

2. Amount of agent/drug to be used

3. Condition of use of agent/drug

4. Inactivation and disposal of agent/drug