Attention Researchers:  Early in 2015 BSU de-activated the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  This was done in consultation with the University’s Administration and Federal Authorities.  The decision was mutually based on the facts that we had no federal research dollars for rDNA research (and had none for years) and new federal regulations would have required major changes to our programs.  BSU still reserves the ability to re-activate the IBC, but in order to meet current federal requirements, the process would take at least 3 months (90+ days).  If any researcher is in the process of receiving federal research funds that require IBC review, please contact the ORI as soon as possible.  At this time, BSU will not reactivate the IBC simply for submitting grant proposals, unless the federal granting agency requires an active IBC before they will review or consider grant proposals.  We hope you understand that this is not a commentary about anyone’s research and we will work with the BSU research community should the IBC need to be reactivated.  Thank you. 

If you have any questions regarding lab safety please see the LSSC page.