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Institutional BioSafety Committee (IBC)

Committee Members

Judy Thomas, Chair; College of Arts and Sciences

Nicholas Grossoehme; Chemistry/Physics/Geology
Kunsiri Grubbs; Biology
Mitzi Stewart, Winthrop University Safety Officer

Don Hardister; Community Representative
Brian Beltman; Community Representative
Teresa Justice, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research, Ex Officio Member

Mission Statement:

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) oversees the safety of research and classroom projects involving recombinant DNA or other biohazardous materials.  The IBC sets containment levels in accordance with National Institutes of Health Guidelines and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  The IBC periodically reviews previously approved research projects for changes which would necessitate increasing or decreasing the containment levels.

Specifically, the IBC evaluates research projects that use recombinant DNA or other Biohazardous materials.  The IBC coordinates its reviews with University departmental laboratory safety committees and Safety Officers in order to ensure research personnel have adequate occupational health monitoring, training on safe work practices, exposure control emergencies and use of protective equipment.

Dates of 2013-2014 meetings: Protocols must be submitted 1 week prior to the meeting in order to be considered at the meeting.

Meeting time is 11:00am to 12:00pm, in the Sims Conference Room

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2013
Tuesday, May 6, 2013


Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Policy and Procedures [link]

CITI BioSafety Training for Researchers [link]
Training Module: Training for Investigators, Staff and Students Handling Biohazards - Stage 1



To request review by the Institutional BioSafety Committee of your proposed research project, complete the following form:  BIOHAZARDOUS MATERIALS DECLARATION FORM

This form is in Microsoft WORD format and may be completed on-line.  Print one copy and obtain necessary signatures, then submit the paper copy to Teresa Justice, Director, Sponsored Programs and Research (Rm. 149 McLaurin Bldg.)  You must also submit an electronic copy of the form and attachments to Teresa Justice at

BSL1 Checklist

BSL2 Checklist


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