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Submitted on behalf of Edward Cluett, Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

Protocols for review at the Thursday, February 7, 2019 meeting must be received by Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by 5pm. 

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids, including genomes, plasmids, or short nucleic acid sequences, or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

Please note that research involving viruses or exposure to pathogenic viruses is not allowed at Ithaca College.

Faculty who have submitted forms and been approved last year need only to fill out an update form and a new laboratory personnel form.

Federal guidelines require that applicants possess prior experience with a particular agent or procedure, and those supervising the activity should be familiar with proper safety precautions, procedures involving storage, and disposal. A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Biosafety website.

Forms and additional information can also be found on the Biosafety website. Please direct submissions and inquiries to

Required Forms:

Biological Research

·         Use of Biological Materials

·         Researcher Experience Form

·         List of Laboratory Personnel

A Course with Biomaterials

·         Use of Biological Materials

·         Researcher Experience Form

Using Nucleic Acids

·         Registration of Experiments/Activities Involving Nucleic Acids

·         Researcher Experience Form

·         List of Laboratory Personnel

Using Pathogens or Materials that Carry a Risk of Pathogens?

·         Use of Potentially Infectious Agents/Materials

·         Researcher Experience Form

·         List of Laboratory Personnel

Continuing Approved Research projects or classroom activities into the next academic year

·         Annual Registration Update

·         List of Laboratory Personnel

Other Forms:

·         BSL2 Checklist

·         Certificate of Need to Possess Hypodermic Syringes and Needles

Training Requirement:

Please note that students working in labs are required to complete CITI training

All forms should be submitted to

Should you have questions about whether your activities require IBC approval, please direct your inquiries to or call extension 607-274-1206.

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