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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



Julia Martin, Interim Chair Rebekah Cruz, Committee Coordinator
Sarah Hobdey, Ph.D. Chris Wagner, 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 biosafe@isu.edu no later than the submission deadlines listed in Meeting Schedule below to be considered during an IBC meeting.

2023-2024 Meeting Dates and Proposal Submission Deadlines
Submission Deadlines
Meeting Dates (Tuesdays)
September 5, 2023 September 19, 2023
October 3, 2023 October 17, 2023
November 7, 2023 November 21, 2023
December 5, 2023 December 19, 2023
January 2, 2024 January 16, 2024
February 6, 2024 February 20, 2024
March 5, 2024  March 19, 2024
April 2, 2024 April 16, 2024
Biosafety Contacts for Assistance:

Julia Martin, IBC Interim Chair via biosafe@isu.edu

Rebekah Cruz, IBC Committee Coordinator via biosafe@isu.edu

Campus Mail routing thru

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

Phone: (208) 282-1232

Forms must be submitted to biosafe@isu.edu before the submission deadlines listed on the Meeting Schedule to be considered during the next scheduled meeting.  Deadlines are the first Tuesday of the month for the Meeting on the third Tuesday of the month from August to May.


IBC Review Inquiry Form (Complete this DocuSign form if uncertain a protocol is required)

All projects requiring IBC review must complete the following: 

  • IBC Protocol Registration form (DocuSign) click here to initiate form.

For each project complete:

For each laboratory space, print a copy:  BSL2 Biosafety Laboratory Guidance

As needed:

Laboratory Biosafety Physical Self-Inspection for BSL2 form works best using Word 2016.  Opening this file on other versions will change formatting and layout.
If you have any accessibility concerns, please contact the IBC through biosafe@isu.edu for assistance.


ISU Institutional Biosafety Committee Handbook - Guidelines for the Oversight and Use of Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules and Potentially Biohazardous or Infectious Materials in Teaching, Outreach, and Research

The Handbook is the primary resource for Faculty, Staff, and Committee Members for biosafety regulated projects.

There is a secondary resource specific to Principal Investigators, the Principal Investigator IBC Protocol Handbook

Find in it the processes used by the IBC, directions on the completion of forms, and details about required training.

Training Requirements for Biosafety Projects

CITI Training is required for all personnel working on projects subject to the Institutional Biosafety Committee. 

CITI Training Log-in

Biosafety training requirements have changed for Fall 2021.  

All PIs and project staff must take one of the two following courses. 

Group 1- Handling Biohazards (if handling materials in the lab) expires every 5 years.   

Group 9 - Biosafety Overview (if NOT handling materials, ex: working with lab data) expires annually.

Additional course requirements are listed on the Protocol Forms A/B/C and depend on the materials in use.

Once in CITI, go to Question 8 to find the Biosafety/Biosecurity Training courses

August 2021