2014/15 UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
|A - F||G - L||M - R||S - T||U - Z|
Institutional Biosafety Committee -
Vice President for Research
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged to formulate policy and procedures related to the use of biohazardous agents, including human, animal, and plant pathogens, other infectious agents, toxins, and rDNA. As mandated by the National Institutes of Health, experiments involving human gene therapy, formation of transgenic animals or plants, and the generation and/or use of rDNA must be reviewed and approved by the IBC. Auburn University also requires IBC review and approval for use of Risk Group 2 or higher biohazardous agents. (13 members, 1 alternate)
|Faculty||Five faculty on rotating three-year staggered terms such that two rotate on/off each year|
Director of Research Compliance (Non-voting)
|A & P||One representing the Administrative an Professional Assembly career ladder such as research associate, research assistant, medical technologist, etc.|
|Staff||One member representing the staff career ladder such as laboratory technician|
|Community||At least two community members who shall not otherwise be affiliated with the University and shall represent the interest of the surrounding community with respect to health and protection of the environment (e.g. officials of state or local public health or environmental protection agencies, members of other local governmental bodies, or persons active in medical, occupational health, or environmental concerns in the community.)|
|Restrictions||Faculty shall be selected on the basis of
experience and expertise in infections disease research, experience and
expertise in recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology, and the capability to
assess the safety of biological research and to identity any potential
risk to public health or the environment.
At all times one faculty member will be an animal pathogen containment expert.
The chair shall be selected by the president from those faculty members entering their second or third year of committee service.
This committee meets 12 months per year.
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E-mail: Laura Kloberg
Last Updated:June 7, 2013