Institutional Biological Safety
The Institutional Biosafety Committee reviews registrations for Recombinant DNA, Pathogens, Infectious Agents, Biological Toxins, and Human Gene Therapy/Pathogen Clinical Trials as mandated by the National Institutes of Health and/or Sanford Research Standard Operating Policies (SOPs). The full IBC meets monthly for discussion and voting on policies and BioRaft Reports.
Each investigator is responsible for registering research materials and describing the protocols in which they will be used in their lab’s BioRaft report. This rule applies to all independent investigators. Collaborators may not "piggy-back" on each others' registrations. Postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate/summer interns and research associates are covered by the registrations of their Principal Investigator. The Principal Investigator is ultimately responsible for the registration, training, and safe handling of research materials handled by their personnel.
Policies can be found on SanfordConnect.
IBC001 IBC Charge and Authority
IBC 002 Committee Composition
IBC 003 IBC Registration Process
IBC 004 Relations to IACUC/IRB
IBC 102 Biological Cabinet Operations
IBC 103 Biological Incident and Spill Clean-up Procedure
IBC 105 Biohazardous Wastes
IBC 107 Biological Safety Program
IBC 111 Exposure Control Plan
IBC 112 Shipping of Dangerous Goods
IBC 107A Biological Risk Assessment
IBC 112A Biological Substance Cat B Shipment Worksheet
IBC 112B Patient Specimen Shipment Worksheet
IBC 112C Genetically Modified Shipment Worksheet
IBC 112D Dry Ice Only Shipment Worksheet
Best Lab Practices
August 2010 Glove use in common areas