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Chapman University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Charter & Procedures


Mission Statement

It is the responsibility of the Chapman University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to establish and maintain policies and procedures for the protection of staff, students, community members and the environment from potentially hazardous biological research materials, and to maintain compliance with all Federal and State regulations.


The IBC is responsible for the registration, review and approval of all research projects involving potentially hazardous biological materials such as human or non-human primate blood and other potentially infectious materials, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids, viruses, bacteria, biological toxins (microbial and non-microbial), prions, and others. The IBC help support the interests of the University-recognized Institutional Official (IO) with regard to all National Institutes of Health (NIH) and related research reviews and approvals and other compliance-related matters.

The IBC is administered by Chapman University Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). To learn more about CU Biosafety policies and procedures, please visit the IBC homepage.