rDNA Biosafety

UT’s Biological Safety program is managed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). One part of the Biological Safety program is the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), which is  administered by the Office of Research Support and Compliance.  

The IBC provides review and oversight of all University research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, students and/or visiting scientists that involve the use of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules research, or biohazardous agents, materials or toxins to minimize risks to research personnel, the community and the environment.    


Activities Requiring IBC Review

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