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IBC Announcements

The November meeting is canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for December 18, 2019 from 3 – 5 pm in the Plant Biotechnology Bldg., Room 410.

Amendments, MTAs, and New Registrations must be submitted by the first business day of the month to be considered by IBC and they must be submitted via the IBC iMedRIS module. (For more information click here). Submission and prior approval of IBC protocols does not mean future approval, and to please allow ample time for an appropriate risk assessment to be performed by the committee.

The IBC Annual Report for FY2018 is available here.

IBC iMedRIS Training

Need help submitting your registration or just don’t know where to get started? Sign up for our one-on-one training sessions. Each session is approximately 30 minutes and we work with you to schedule a time that is convenient for your busy schedule.

Click here to sign up.

The primary objective of the UT Biosafety Program is to ensure a safe working environment for faculty, staff and students.

In pursuit of this goal, our office ensures that laboratory facilities and operations conform to the regulatory requirements as set by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of the University of Tennessee, the state of Tennessee and federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

To mitigate the inherent risks associated with the laboratory setting, we seek to build a culture of safe work practices at the university. To do so, we provide a variety of educational opportunities to those involved in the investigation of biological activities in the form of classroom and online training sessions as well as informational modules found within this website.

Our office also seeks to facilitate collaborative outreach between investigators at the University of Tennessee and the larger academic community. To this end, we provide support and training for all areas of shipping and permitting for the import and export of biological materials.

Finally, our office provides a route to properly dispose of both biologically hazardous and regulated medical wastes through our contracted disposal servicer.