Research with Biohazards
Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules, Pathogens & Biological Toxins
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) must approve any teaching or research project that involves
Use of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, including transgenic animals or plants
Use of human, animal, or plant pathogens (for example, bacteria, viruses, prions, parasites)
Plant pathogens not indigenous to Iowa (e.g., bacteria, viruses, parasites)
Use of biological toxins
Administration of experimental biological products to animals
Field releases of plant pests or genetically modified organisms
The IBC is overseen by the Office of Research Ethics (ORE).
The online training course "NIH Guidelines” is available in the Course Catalog through Learn@ISU.