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.
Institutional Biosafety Committee Members
|Deb Easterly, Ed.D., Interim Chair||Patience Ternus, Committee Coordinator|
|Jared Barrott, Ph.D. MS||Julia Martin, Ph.D.|
|Jason Werth, Lab Representative||Srinath Pashikanti, Ph.D.|
|Peter Sheridan, Ph.D.||Tim Williams, Facilities Services (ad hoc)|
|Jennifer Parrott, Biological Safety Officer||David Reed, Ph.D., Non-Affiliated|
|Michael Stevenson, Ph.D. Non-Affiliated||Deborah Newby, Ph.D., Non-Affiliated|
Protocol applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the submission deadlines listed in Meeting Schedule below to be considered during an IBC meeting.
2022 Meeting Dates and Proposal Submission Deadlines
Meeting Dates (Tuesdays)
|January 4, 2022||January 18, 2022|
|February 1, 2022||February 15, 2022|
|March 1, 2022||March 15, 2022|
|April 5, 2022||April 19, 2022|
|September 6, 2022||September 20, 2022|
|October 4, 2022||October 18, 2022|
|November 1, 2022||November 15, 2022|
|December 6, 2022||December 20, 2022|
Biosafety Contacts for Assistance:
Deb Easterly, EDD, IBC Chair via email@example.com
Patience Ternus, IBC Committee Coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Mail routing thru
Research Outreach & Compliance/IBC
Business and Technology Center
Bldg 86, Rm 107, Stop 8286
IBC Project Application Forms
Forms must be submitted to email@example.com 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 form if uncertain a protocol is required)
All projects requiring IBC review must complete the following:
- IBC Project Registration Form (For BSL1 and All BSL2)
Complete one or more of these forms, depending on the materials:
- Form A. Use of Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules in Research
- Form B. Use of Infectious Agents, Toxins and Select Agents in Research
- Form C. Human or Non-Human Primate (NHP) Blood, Cells and Tissues, or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
For each project complete:
- BSL2 Laboratory Protocol-Specific Operations Manual (POM) or BSL1 Laboratory Biosafety Manual (Complete for the project - the information is protocol specific)
- Laboratory Biosafety Physical Self-Inspection for BSL2 form
For each laboratory space, print a copy: BSL2 Biosafety Laboratory Guidance
- Form E. Modification of Approved Protocols
- When modifying to add personnel, training requirements follow those listed on Forms A., B., and C.
- Minimum training for all who handle materials is CITI Handling Biohazards; for non-handling staff minimum, it is CITI Biosafety Overview.
- FORM F – Accident/Exposure/ Noncompliance Incident Report
All forms work best using Word 2016. Opening these files on other versions will change formatting and layout.
If you have any accessibility concerns, please contact the IBC through firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
IBC Biosafety Handbook
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 for Biosafety Projects
Training Requirements for Biosafety Projects
CITI Training is required for all personnel working on projects subject to the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
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