Welcome to the Institutional Biosafety Committee
The University of Texas at Austin Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is composed of University faculty and staff and community members. The IBC reviews and assesses research projects conducted on campus or by University faculty which use biohazardous materials. Projects are reviewed for safety to personnel, the public, and the environment. The IBC provides oversight and reporting for Federal, State, and local regulations that apply to the possession and use of biohazardous materials. The IBC includes faculty experts in animal, plant, and microbiological gene transfer and utilization, therapeutic gene transfer, and vaccine production. In addition, IBC members have expertise in veterinary medicine, biosafety, and regulatory issues to ensure a comprehensive review of biohazardous research conducted at the University.
The UT IBC reviews research using the following materials:
- Recombinant DNA
- Human or non human primate tissue, blood or body fluids
- Select Agents or Biotoxins
- Infectious Agents
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin using any of these materials need to register the research project with the IBC.
The UT IBC is willing to assist researchers register their projects as needed to help facilitate a smooth review process. For assistance contact the IBC coordinator at 232-9674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
To determine which form(s) you will need to complete, please refer to the following chart: