Recombinant DNA Research and Classwork
Protocols for research projects and laboratory classes conducted at Ball State University involving Recombinant DNA molecules must be reviewed and approved by the Ball State University Institutional Biosafety Committee before beginning research or classwork.

The Principal Investigator or course director must submit a protocol for recombinant DNA research to IRBNet at least four weeks before the proposed project is to begin.

The Institutional Biosafety Committee will respond as quickly as possible with approval, or it may request more information or changes to the protocol to expedite the approval process.

Protocols may be approved up to a maximum of three (3) years.

Any modification in procedures during that time must be approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Investigators or course directors wishing to modify a previously approved protocol need only submit the cover sheet of the protocol form for recombinant DNA research and attach a description of the changed procedures.

Renewal of expired approval for protocols may be sought using only the cover sheet of the protocol form.

Student investigators seeking grant funding for Recombinant DNA research do not need to submit a protocol form if a faculty advisor has previously obtained approval of the procedures to be used.

Submissions of such protocols by a faculty supervisor is strongly recommended, especially when the student project is part of ongoing research in the faculty advisor's lab. Otherwise, the student investigator must submit his/her own protocol form.