IBC Forms (rDNA and Biosafety)
This page contains the forms required by the University to register all projects that involve the use of rDNA and/or biohazardous materials (including those whose protocols are deemed exempt by the NIH Guidelines). The IBC reviews and recognizes or approves any activity involving a) recombinant DNA, b) infectious agents capable of infecting humans, animals, or plants, c) select agents/toxins, and d) any other potentially biohazardous materials. Although federal regulations allow exemptions for some types of rDNA use, PI's must register all rDNA projects so that the IBC is aware of the activities and can verify/recognize that they are exempt.
To determine if your project is Exempt or Non Exempt, Form 1A Exempt BSL-1/ABSL-1 Recombinant DNA (rDNA) Registration form asks eight questions to help guide you to the correct form:
Principal Investigators are responsible for providing biosafety training specific to their laboratory personnel. OH207: Biological Safety training offered by EHS, is required for labs conducting only Exempt rDNA studies. For more information on required training, please see our training page.
Form 1: Non Exempt Recombinant DNA Registration Form
Form 2: Biosafety Form
Beginning in September 2007, researchers are asked to obtain approval for a biosafety protocol to accompany any Non Exempt rDNA protocol.
The biosafety protocol involves:
- Completion of Biosafety form
- Submission of an emergency plan
- Completion of a biosafety lab inspection (BSL-2 and BSL-3),
- Completion of two classes; Lab Biosafety course #OH207 and NIH Guidelines/UT IBC P&P course #RC301 or #CW512.
All Biosafety information is provided at the following link: http://www.utexas.edu/safety/ehs/biosafety/bsl_approval.html
If you are new to these forms or require any assistance, contact the IBC Coordinator IBC@austin.utexas.edu or phone 232-9674 who can help facilitate the review and approval process.
For Biosafety questions visit: http://www.utexas.edu/safety/ehs/biosafety/bsl_approval.html