Policies and Guidelines

Whereas the Institutional Review Board (IRBs) and Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUCs) protect the welfare of human and animal research subjects, respectively, the IBC seeks to protect research personnel, members of the public, and the local environment. Below are policies and procedures, which the USA has implemented or adopted. It is worth emphasizing that IBC oversight is not intended to obstruct research but rather to ensure research is conducted safely.

Biosafety Policies

Biosafety Guidelines

Fact Sheets