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Environmental Health & Safety

Laboratory Safety

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is to ensure that, regardless of funding source, all recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid research activities at the University of Rochester comply with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines). Beyond evaluating laboratory research, the IBC evaluates research involving animals and human subjects.  Furthermore, the IBC ensures that all research protocols at the University that use or produce biohazardous organisms or materials requiring Biological Safety Level 2 or higher containment, including but not limited to recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids, are reviewed and found to protect personnel, public safety, and the environment. The IBC is also involved with issues pertaining to research with high-risk pathogens.”

Contact EH&S at (585) 275-3241 or e-mail EH&S Questions.

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