Institutional Biosafety Commitee (IBC)

Chairperson: Dr. Rachel Jeffrey
Phone: 203-392-5588

Mission Statement

The mission of the IBC of SCSU is to ensure that all research and teaching laboratory protocols at the University that use or produce including but not limited to; biohazardous organisms, recombinant DNA (rDNA), synthetic nucleotides, infectious agents (human pathogens), biological toxins, human and non-human primate tissues, body fluids, blood, blood byproducts, and cell lines, animal tissues and insects that may harbor zoonotic pathogens or select agents, is classified at the appropriate biosafety level (BSL) and done in accordance with all appropriate guidelines, regulations and good safety practices in full compliance with the current editions of NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) issued by the NIH and will ensure that federal, state, and local regulations related to the use of biological materials are followed.

IBC Forms

IBC Charter
IBC Frequently Asked Questions 
Workflow of Proposals at SCSU for Work in Biohazardous Material
Application Form - Experiments with Recombinant/Synthetic DNA
SCSU registration for work with infectious materials
Sample and Biosafety containment guidelines updated for COVID-19


SCSU IBC Fall Meeting 2023
SCSU IBC Fall Meeting 2022
SCSU IBC spring meeting, April 27th
SCSU IBC fall meeting, Dec 3rd