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Contributed by Patrick Luker on 09/09/20 

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Sponsored Research has worked with the college's institutional review board (IRB), institutional biosafety committee (IBC) and institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) to secure the following meeting schedules and protocol due dates:

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Chair:  Jen Muller



Submission Dates          Meeting Dates


August 31                      September 09


September 09                September 18


September 22                October 02


October 07                    October 16


October 21                    October 30


November 4                  November 13


November 18                December 04


·         Standard and Delegated Review Applications MUST be received on the SUBMISSION DATES by 5:00 pm to be reviewed by the committee at the next scheduled meeting.


·         Expedited and Exempt Applications may be sent at any time. Committee members have 10 business days to review and respond (in the summer this may vary).


·         Send all applications electronically through Axiom Mentor.


·         See for more information.



Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Chair:  Jim Yaggie


·         Protocols for review at the Thursday,  01 October 2020, meeting must be received by Tuesday,  22 September 2020, at 5pm.


·         A reminder for all faculty who use any nucleus acids in their research or classes. Federal guidelines now require that anyone that uses any nucleus acids must register with the Biosafety Committee even if the research is at the BSL-1 level. Initial registration requires the following forms: Registration for the Use of Biological Materials, Registration of Experiments/Activities Involving Nucleic Acids, List of Laboratory Personnel, Researcher Experience Form.


·         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 that were 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 may also be found on the Biosafety website. Please direct submissions and inquiries to



Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Chair:  Leann Kanda

·         Protocols for review at the Wednesday, 23 September 2020 meeting must be received by Monday, 14 September 2020 at 5pm.

Investigators or instructors planning to use vertebrate animals in research and/or teaching should contact the IACUC prior to the start of such activities to determine whether an IACUC-approved animal protocol is needed.

To submit a protocol via Axiom Mentor, go to the following log-on page:;jsessionid=1h9dvh7q7awuw3cbqqxja7yqo?execution=e1s1

For questions about animal care and use policies, specific reviews, procedures, and all other technical matters, please send an email to


NOTE:  for all three committees, please remember to keep your Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certification up-to-date.  See:


If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Luker, Sponsored Research Project Coordinator, at or Warren Calderone at

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Patrick Luker at or (607) 274-1206. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The following comments are the opinions of the individuals who posted them. They do not necessarily represent the position of Intercom or Ithaca College, and the editors reserve the right to monitor and delete comments that violate College policies.
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