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The Institutional Biosafety Committee, or IBC, is the ISU committee with oversight of the use of rDNA and regulated or other potentially biohazardous or infectious materials. The IBC reviews protocols for experiments or research using these biomaterials.

All research conducted at Idaho State University involving rDNA molecules must meet with current NIH Guidelines as a condition of institutional eligibility for NIH funds.

See the Institutional Biosafety Committee Handbook and the PI IBC Protocol Handbook for details of projects requiring biosafety review. 
IBC Review Inquiry Form(Complete this form if uncertain a protocol is required)

Institutional Biosafety Committee Members



Jason Werth, Chair Rebekah Cruz, Committee Coordinator
Sarah Hobdey, Ph.D. Tim Williams, Facilities Services (ad hoc)
Srinath Pashikanti, Ph.D. Deborah Newby, Ph.D. Non-Affiliated
Peter Sheridan, Ph.D. David Reed, Ph.D., Non-Affiliated  
Jennifer Parrott, Biological Safety Officer  
Julia Martin, Ph.D.  

Protocol applications must be submitted to no later than the submission deadlines listed in Meeting Schedule below to be considered during an IBC meeting.

2022-2023 Meeting Dates and Proposal Submission Deadlines
Submission Deadlines
Meeting Dates (Tuesdays)
September 6, 2022 September 20, 2022
October 4, 2022 October 18, 2022
November 1, 2022 November 15, 2022
November 29, 2022 December 13, 2022
January 3, 2023 January 17, 2023
February 7, 2023 February 21, 2023
March 7, 2023  March 21, 2023
April 4, 2023 April 18, 2023
Biosafety Contacts for Assistance:

Jason Werth, IBC Chair via

Rebekah Cruz, IBC Committee Coordinator via

Campus Mail routing thru

Research Integrity & Compliance/IBC
Business and Technology Center
Bldg 86, Rm 107, Stop 8286

Phone: (208) 282-1232

IBC Project Application Forms

IBC Biosafety Handbook

Training for Biosafety Projects