IBC Policies and Guidelines

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Laboratory Certification

For activities that are either exempt from federal guidelines or require BSL-1 containment, work may commence as soon the supervisor acquires IBC approval of activity registration.

For activities that require containment at BSL-2 or higher, work may NOT commence until the IBC conducts a laboratory certification inspection. The purpose of this inspection is to ensure that practices, procedures and barriers are in place for compliance with CDC/NIH guidelines for the requisite biosafety level. The IBC Chair will provide a memo explaining how to schedule the inspection and other supplemental information.