Institutional Biosafety Committee
The Institutional Biosafety Committee, or IBC, is a federally mandated committee responsible for ensuring the safe and ethical use of recombinant DNA and other biohazardous agents. In this spirit, the Scott & White IBC shall:
- Ensure that activities involving the use of recombinant DNA or biohazardous material meet the ethical and legal requirements for such usage.
- Establish and maintain policies and guidelines for the conduct of activities involving the use of recombinant DNA and/or biohazardous material.
- Maintain and promote an open and cooperative relationship with investigators and the Scott & White community.
- Educate the Scott & White community concerning the regulatory requirements for the use of recombinant DNA and biohazardous material.
The Scott & White IBC reviews all research that involves:
- biological toxins
- microbial agents or other agents that are infectious to humans, animals or plants
- recombinant DNA molecules, and/or genetically altered organisms or agents, including organisms and viruses containing recombinant DNA molecules
- synthetic DNA molecules
- human or non-human primate derived cells, tissues or OPIM