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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.

IBC Review and Approval

IBC submission deadlines and meeting dates

  • IBC meets regularly (usually monthly). Holidays may require meetings to be rescheduled and/or combined.
  • Protocols submitted after the submission deadline will be held for the next IBC meeting

Approval Periods and Annual Renewal

All research and teaching activities that involves recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and biohazardous agents, materials, and toxins must have IBC approval (rDNA and Biosafety protocols) before work can begin and maintain IBC approval (rDNA and Biosafety protocols) while conducting teaching or research activities with these materials.  Required training and lab inspection must be completed before IBC approval is granted.

Exempt BSL-1 or ABSL-1 rDNA protocols may be approved for up to 3 years

Exempt BSL-2 and Non-Exempt rDNA protocols may be approved for up to 1 year

All Biosafety protocols may be approved for up to 1 year

Required Training

Completion of all biosafety training is required for approval of IBC protocols

Required Lab Inspection

Current approved lab biosafety manual and lab inspection is required for approval of IBC protocols

To check the status of lab biosafety manual , lab inspection, and personnel training contact EHS