Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

*Please note that the Use of Biological Materials and the Annual Registration Update forms were revised on 2/13/2019 to include a section on documenting proper training for the use of biological agents and other biohazardous materials.

Required Forms:

Biological Research

A Course with Biomaterials

Using Nucleic Acids

Using Pathogens or Materials that Carry a Risk of Pathogens?

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

Other Forms:

Training Requirement:

Please note that students working in labs are required to completeCITI training

All forms should be submitted to

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

Students working in labs MUST complete CITI training

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a standing committee responsible for reviewing all College research and teaching activities that involve the use of:

  • biohazardous materials such as human tissues and/or fluids
  • human pathogens
  • regulated animal and plant pathogens
  • biological toxins
  • nucleic acids