The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a standing committee responsible for reviewing all College research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, students, and/or visiting scientists on Ithaca College property that involve the use of biohazardous materials. The IBC ensures that these activities meet standards of good biological safety practice emphasizing protection of personnel, the general public, and the environment.

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Sponsored Research provides staffing and administrative assistance to support the IBC. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety provides technical expertise as necessary for the IBC to fulfill its duties.  For additional information, please refer to the Office of Biotechnology ActivitiesOSHA Regulations, Center for Disease Control, and American Biological Safety Association.

Should you have questions about whether your activities require IBC approval, please direct your inquiries to or call extension 607-274-3113.