About IBC

It is the responsibility of The University of Texas at Austin (University) Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to review, approve and oversee the use of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules (rsNA) research, biohazardous agents, materials and toxins in all research or teaching activities conducted at or sponsored by the University.

The mission of the Institutional Biosafety Committee is to ensure the University safeguards human health and the environment by maintaining an adherence with:

The University IBC reviews research and teaching activities using the following materials:

Through a balance of outreach and support for research personnel, the IBC will:

  • Assure activities meet the ethical and legal requirements for the responsible use of rsNA, biohazardous agents, materials and toxins.
  • Establish policies and make recommendations to the University regarding such activities.
  • Minimize risks to the research personnel, community and the environment by educating the University community regarding the regulatory requirements for the use of rsNA, biohazardous agents, materials and toxins.