Institutional Biosafety Committee

Purpose

UNT’s Institutional Biosafety Committee, IBC, is responsible for the oversight of all research and teaching activities involving potentially hazardous biological materials and recombinant or synthetic DNA.

The objectives of this program include:

  • Protecting individuals, research animals, facilities, and the community from exposure to pathogens, tissues, or fluids of biological origin, genetic therapy products, transgenic genes (including rDNA or sNA), bacteria, viruses, prions, or biological toxins that may affect health and safety; and
  • Assuring that UNT is in compliance with applicable state and federal regulatory biosafety and biosecurity requirements, e.g., rDNA research described in the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules, NIH Guidelines.

Contact the IBC at:  Biosafety@UNT.edu