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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011* or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at http://www.utexas.edu/research/rsc/coi/training.html.
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

*If you have questions concerning the other policy, HOP policy 5-2011, “Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, & Outside Activities,” you should contact the Provost’s Office evpp_coi@austin.utexas.edu.

The University of Texas at Austin
Institutional Biosafety Committee
Policies and Procedures

Handbook of Operating Procedures| Policies and Procedures Manual
Additional Policies and Guidelines

The University of Texas at Austin Revised Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP)

Policy 7-1330 - Use of Recombinant DNA and Biohazardous Agents, Materials, and Toxins


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Section 1: Introduction

  • 1.0 Purpose
  • 1.1 Mission Statement
  • 1.2 Charge and Authority of the IBC
  • 1.3 Committee Composition
  • 1.4 Scope
  • 1.5 Federal Registrations
  • 1.6 Regulations and Guidelines
  • 1.7 Definitions

Section 2: Responsibilities

  • 2.0 IO and the University Responsibilities
  • 2.1 IBC Responsibilities
  • 2.2 IBC Subcommittees Responsibilities
  • 2.3 IBC Chair Responsibilities
  • 2.4 BSO Responsibilities
  • 2.5 Principal Investigator Responsibilities
  • 2.6 Rapid Response Team Responsibilities
  • 2.7 Office of Biotechnology Activities Responsibilities
  • 2.8 Office of Research Support Responsibilities

Section 3: Protocol/Modification Submission and Review

  • 3.0 Submissions
    • 3.0.1 Who can be a Principal Investigator?
  • 3.1 Experiments Requiring IBC Review
  • 3.2 New Submissions
  • 3.3 Continuing Review / Renewal
  • 3.4 Failure to Submit Renewal/Respond to IBC Requirements
  • 3.5 Modification Process
  • 3.6 Protocol Termination
  • 3.7 Relationships to IACUC and IRB

Section 4: Meeting Process

  • 4.0 Requirements for Quorum
  • 4.1 Protocol Review
  • 4.2 Procedures
  • 4.3 Possible Review Outcomes
  • 4.4 Conflict of Interest
  • 4.5 Minutes
  • 4.6 Principal Investigator Notification
  • 4.7 Reports to the IO
  • 4.8 Meeting Frequency
  • 4.9 Attendance of Non-Members

Section 5: Reporting Requirements

  • 5.0 Reportable Incidents and Violations
  • 5.1 Principal Investigator Reporting
  • 5.2 BSO Reporting
  • 5.3 IBC Reporting
  • 5.4 IO Reporting
  • 5.5 Response to External Requests for Information

Section 6: Non-Compliance

  • 6.0 Allegations
  • 6.1 Investigation and Review Process
  • 6.2 IBC Determination
  • 6.3 Possible Outcomes

Section 7: Training

  • 7.0 IBC Member Training
  • 7.1 BSO Training
  • 7.2 Principal Investigator and Research Personnel Training

Section 8: Occupational Health Services Program - Laboratory Animals and Biomedical Services (OHPLABS)

  • 8.0 Overview
  • 8.1 Enrollment Requirement
  • 8.2 Services Provided

Section 9: Record Retention Policy at The University of Texas at Austin


Additional Policies and Guidelines

Minors in Laboratories see Institutional Laboratory Safety Manual, Sect III subsection 12

Guidelines for Working Safely with Human Cell Lines

Animals Containing Human Xenografts

Biocontainment Downgrades for Low-Hazard Viral Vectors Used in Animals