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NOTE– Please contact USC’s Biological Safety Officer at mrobbins@mailbox.sc.edu if you plan to submit an IBC protocol application and have not received training to use the new protocol management software.You may also contact the Biological Safety Officer with any questions regarding the IBC protocol review and approval process.



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IBC Charter
IBC Meeting Schedule and Deadlines
Experiments Covered by the NIH Guidelines
Experiments Exempt from the NIH Guidelines
Principal Investigator Responsibilities
Lab, Animal and Plant Biosafety Level Criteria
Reporting Incidents Involving Recombinant DNA
IBC Protocol Software Reference Guide

Biological Safety Resources Tables

 

REGULATIONS and GUIDELINES
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids
CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Ed.
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
CDC/APHIS Select Agents Regulations
IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (Infectious Substances Transport)
ASM Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories
ISAC Cell Sorter Biosafety Standards
Containment Facility Guidelines for Viral Plant Pathogens and Their Vectors
Arthropod Containment Guidelines (American Committee of Medical Entomology)

 

RECOMBINANT DNA and VIRAL VECTORS
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids
FAQs of Interest to Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs)
FAQs: NIH Guidelines Amended to Include Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
FAQs: Institutional Biosafety Committee Registration Management System
FAQs: IBC Meetings, Content of Meeting Minutes, and Public Transparency
FAQs: Externally Administered Institutional Biosafety Committees
FAQs: Experiments that are Exempt from the NIH Guidelines
Major Actions Under Section III-A of the NIH Guidelines
Investigator Responsibilities Under the NIH Guidelines (Brochure)
Reporting of Incidents Related to Research Subject to the NIH Guidelines
Template for Reporting Incidents to the NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities
Safety Considerations in Recombinant DNA Research with Pathogenic Viruses
Biosafety Levels for Common Viral Vectors with Different Gene Inserts
Biosafety Considerations for Research with Lentiviral Vectors
IBC Policy: Testing Lentiviral Vectors for Replication Competent Virus
Assessment of Adenoviral Vector Safety and Toxicity (NIH Report)
Risks Associated with Vaccinia Virus in the Laboratory
Transgenic Animals and Use of Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids in Animals
Animal Experiments Covered Under the NIH Guidelines (Reference Table)
FAQs: NIH Review Process for Human Gene Transfer Trials
Deciding Whether to Participate in Gene Transfer Research (Brochure)
FAQs: National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB)
Synthetic Biology and the U.S. Biotechnology Regulatory System

 

HHS/USDA SELECT AGENTS and TOXINS
National Select Agents Registry Program
CDC/APHIS Select Agents Regulations
List of Select Agents and Toxins
Select Agents and Toxins: Permissible Biological Toxin Amounts
Due Diligence Provision for Transferring Biological Toxins
Biological Toxins Inventory Form
National Select Agents Registry Resources
Dual Use Research - National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB)
A Companion Guide for Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern
Points to Consider when using an IBC as an Institutional Review Entity (IRE)

 

TRAINING VIDEOS and PRESENTATIONS
NIH OBA: Training and Educational Materials (Slide Presentations, Brochures, FAQs)
NIH: Dual Use Research - A Dialogue (You Tube; 8 min.)
NBBT Program, NIH & Dartmouth: Autoclave Safety Video (You Tube; 10 min.)
ABSA Training: Working at Animal BSL-1 (Flash Video; 10 min.)
ABSA Training: Working at Animal BSL-2 (Flash Video; 20 min.)
Training on Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Lab Biosafety Levels, Animal Biosafety Levels, and Plant Biosafety Levels
Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) Signage for Lab Entrance Door
HHS:  Screening Framework Guidance for Providers of Synthetic Double-Stranded DNA
Emergency Plans for Handling Accidental Spills and Personnel Contamination
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment
ABSA General Microbiology Fact Sheet
ABSA Guidance on Use of Human Cell Lines in Animals (ABSL-1 vs. ABSL-2)
OSHA Quick Facts: Laboratory Safety Centrifuges
Protection of Vacuum Systems Used in Tissue Culture Work
USC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
USC Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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