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Institutional Biosafety Committee

Why is institutional biosafety important?

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The primary mission of The University of Toledo Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is to ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students participating in biological research at The University of Toledo, as well as humans and vertebrate animals enrolled in such studies. In addition, protocol review and approval by the IBC also serves to protect the general public and the environment from adverse consequences related to that research.  University policy #3364-70-06 requires that all research involving the use of biological agents (or potential biohazards) must be submitted to the IBC for review and approval before research faculty may engage in any activities including such materials.

Biological agents include but are not limited to: viruses; bacteria; fungi; parasites; recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids; select agents and toxins; human blood, cells/cell lines, and other human tissues and products; stem cells; plant cell lines; non-rodent transgenic animals; and animal blood, cells/cell lines, and other animal tissues and products.

When such agents are to be introduced into live vertebrate animalsfinal approval of the associated animal use protocol by The University of Toledo Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is contingent upon IBC approval of the associated protocol for use of a biohazard.  When such agents are to be introduced into live humans, final approval of the associated research protocol by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is contingent upon IBC approval of the associated protocol for the use of a biohazard.

For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact the IBC Administrator.

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INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR
Elaine Joseph, PhD - Project Administrator, IACUC, IBC, IRE Elaine Joseph, PhD, BS

Project Administrator, IACUC, IBC, IRE
The University of Toledo
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Health Science Campus | CCE 2102

Phone: 419.383.4251 | Email: Elaine.Joseph@UToledo.edu
Anne Izzi, JD - Director of Sponsored Programs Anne Izzi, JD

Director of Sponsored Programs
The University of Toledo
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Main Campus | R1 1020A

Phone: 419.530.6226 | Email: Anne.Izzi@UToledo.edu 
IBC MEETING SCHEDULE
Please contact the Institutional Biosafety  Committee administrator at IBCommittee@utoledo.edu if you have questions. Deadline for submitting protocols for review is typically the last business day of the month prior to the meeting date.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The last day of the month prior to the meeting date.
LOCATION AND TIME: Health Science Campus
Block Health Science Building | Room 227
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meetings will take place via WebEx until further notice.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE MEETING DATE
August 31, 2020 September 17, 2020
September 30, 2020 October 15, 2020
October 30, 2020 November 19, 2020
November 25, 2020 December 10, 2020
December 23, 2020 January 21, 2021
January 29, 2021 February 29, 2021
February 26, 2021 March 18, 2021
March 31, 2021 April 15, 2021
April 30, 2021 May 20, 2021
May 28, 2021 June 17, 2021
All meeting dates are subject to change or cancellation. 
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES
FAC Use Within the Flow Cytometry Core Facility | New SOP: 10/21/2020
IncuCyte S3 Live-cell Analysis System Use | New SOP: 10/21/2020
Rodent In Vivo Bioluminescence Imaging | New SOP: 10/21/2020
TCS SP5 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope | New SOP: 10/21/2020
Sample IBC Protocol Form | Posted: 10/21/2020

FEDERAL REGULATIONS
IBC PROTOCOL & FAQ'S
If your research requires an IBC Protocol, review the IBC Protocol & FAQ.
Updated: 06.19.2020
Last Updated: 10/21/20