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Campus Biological Safety Program

Institutional biosafety committee (IBC)

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for reviewing all University research and teaching activities involving the use of biohazards, recombinant DNA molecules, select agents, or bloodborne pathogens whether the activities are carried out on campus or off campus (usually under other Institutional Biosafety Committees).

The IBC meets monthly and will review and authorize for 3 years, research involving: any biological agents, infected animals or tissues (including field work), recombinant DNA, Select Agents & Toxins, and work with human blood, bodily fluids, tissues or cells in culture. Most biological research requires IBC authorization prior to initiation.

All questions and inquiries can be made at EHSbio@colorado.edu or by contacting Environmental Health & Safety at 303-492-6025.

IBC Biosafety Application (MS Word document)

IBC Biosafety Application Update Form (MS Word document)

NIH - Basis for the Classification of Biohazardous Agents by Risk Group (RG)

IBC Lab Requirements for BL1 and BL2 Containment

Biohazard Notice for Lab Entry

Disinfectants and Sterilization Methods

Biosafety Audits

Work-Related Injuries

Select Agents

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Environmental Health and Safety Biological Laboratory Waste Management Disposal Policy and Procedure

Investigator Educational Brochure for Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules