Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

"The institution will appoint a Biosafety Officer (BSO) if it engages in large-scale research or production activities involving viable organisms containing rDNA molecules, biological agents in RG-3 or 4, or Select Agents."

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a standing committee responsible for ensuring that research involving a biosafety risk is well planned and ethical.

IBC Submission Requirements and Application Forms

IBC Serious Biosafety Adverse Event Reporting Form

IBC Resources

IBC Training 

    • All IBC Members as well as PI's and Key Personnel working under an IBC protocol are encouraged to take this training. 

      1. If this is your first CITI training course, you will have to register
      2. Please select the University of Maine System as the Participating Institution
      3. Select and take all Biosafety courses that apply to your role as PI, IBC Committee Member, and/or compliance officer.

 

Biosafety Officer (BSO)

The University of Southern Maine campus does not have a Biosafety Officer. "The institution will appoint a Biosafety Officer (BSO) if it engages in large-scale research or production activities involving viable organisms containing rDNA molecules, biological agents in RG-3 or 4, or Select Agents."