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Institutional Biosafety


The Vice President is required by federal regulations to review all research projects, proposed or in progress, which involve the use of hazardous chemicals, carcinogens or recombinant DNA. A sponsored program involving recombinant DNA cannot be transmitted from the University to a granting agency without review and concurrence by this committee.


It is federally mandated and reviews procedures involving chemistry, biology and RDNA.

Procedures for Appointment

The full committee meets annually and the subcommittees meeting quarterly.

Membership and Term

This committee is appointed by the Vice President for Research and Graduate Affairs.


Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Phone: 804-828-0732