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Compliance Services

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Our Mission


The Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC) protect the health of laboratory scientist and the greater community by assuring that biological research at Indiana University is conducted in compliance with federal and state laws. The committees promote research by guiding scientists through the complexities of regulatory requirements and helping them establish safe working conditions. In service of this mission, the IBC endeavors to:

  • Continue to inform researchers about the application of the federal regulations in an effort to keep researchers current with evolving standards
  • Educate faculty, staff, and students who conduct research with rDNA, pathogenic microorganisms, and other infectious agents and toxins
  • Develop new approaches that better serve the overarching mission of the IBC and assessing the overall effectiveness of the program