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Institutional Biosafety Commitee (IBC)

Chairperson: Dr. Rachel Jeffrey
Email: jeffreyr1@southernct.edu
Phone #: 203-392-5588


The mission of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of Southern Connecticut State University is to ensure that all research and teaching laboratory protocols at the University that use or produce including but not limited to; biohazardous organisms, recombinant DNA (rDNA), synthetic nucleotides, infectious agents (pathogens), biological toxins, human and non-human primate tissues, body fluids, blood, blood byproducts, and cell lines, animal remains and insects that may harbor zoonotic pathogens or select agents, is classified at the appropriate biosafety level and done in accordance with all appropriate guidelines, regulations and good safety practices in full compliance with the current editions of NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)) and will ensure that federal, state, and local regulations related to the use of biological materials are followed.


IBC Forms

IBC Charter
IBC Frequently Asked Questions 
Application Form - Experiments with Recombinant/Synthetic DNA
Application Form - Experiments with Material Infectious to Humans, Plants or Animals