About the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)


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The purpose of the Augusta University (Augusta University), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is to ensure institutional compliance with laws and regulations governing research with biohazardous materials to include pathogenic microorganisms, infectious materials, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids (r/s NA), and select agents/toxins and to establish policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that research at Augusta University does not present unacceptable risks to the health or safety of faculty, staff, students, visitors, or the general public.

The IBC implements CDC guidelines published in Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed, 2009; NIH guidelines published in NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA, April 2016; and federal regulations governing CDC/USDA Select Agents published in DHHS 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 73, Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review, Proposed Rule.

All research and instruction at Augusta University involving the following materials below, requires registration with the Biological Safety Office and approval from the IBC. The IBC reviews Biosafety Protocol (BSP) applications once per month. BSPs involving r/s NA must be submitted to biosafety@augusta.edu by the 1stof the month, to be considered for IBC review during that month's meeting.To assist you in completing the process of gaining approval, download the Application Checklist

 
 
IBC Chairperson  
Stuart A. Thompson, Ph.D.
706-721-7277
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IBC Alternate Chairperson
Tianna Curry-McCoy, Ph.D.
706-721-9330
 
 

Dates

Locations

Times

December 12, 2018

AB211

1:00 p.m.

January 16, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

February 20, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

March 20, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

April 17, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

May  15, 2019

TBD

1:00 p.m.

June 19, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

July 17, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

August 21, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

September 18, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

October 16, 2019

CA 2109

1:00 p.m.

November  2019

TBD

1:00 p.m.

December  2019

TBD

1:00 p.m.