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Required Trainings for Personnel on Protocols

 
Working With CITI Training 2019 MSU Training Schedule
Biological Agents Biosafety for BSL1 and BSL2 Laboratories Biosafety & Chemical Safety Training
Human blood or Other Potentially Infectious materials OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Biosafety & Chemical Safety Training
Recombinant DNA (rDNA) NIH Recombinant DNA Biosafety & Chemical Safety Training
Shipping Certification for Biological Agents Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials Shipping Biohazardous Materials

For Biosafety trainings taking ether the On-Campus or the applicable CITI trainings will fulfill the requirement.

Committee Meeting Times:

Protocol Due Date IBC Meeting Date
2 weeks prior to IBC meeting 2nd Wednesday of every month
  October - Canceled 
October 23, 2019 November 6, 2019
November 27, 2019 December 11, 2019
December 25, 2019 January 8, 2020
January 29, 2020 February 12, 2020
February 26, 2020 March 11, 2020
March 25, 2020 April 8, 2020
April 29, 2020 May 13, 2020
May 27, 2020 June 10, 2020
June 24, 2020 July 8, 2020
July 29, 2020 August 12, 2020
August 26, 2020 September 9, 2020
September 30, 2020 October 14, 2020
October 28, 2020 November 11, 2020
November 25, 2020 December 9, 2020

Activities Requiring Protocols

  • Recombinant DNA (rDNA). 
  • Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) including, but not limited to: 
  • Animals, plants, invertebrates, and/or other organisms created by MSU employees or in/on MSU property. 
    • Transgenic field trials, any genetically modified organisms to be introduced into the environment, including planting of deregulated items in the field. 
    • Field testing of plants engineered to produce pharmaceutical and industrial compounds.
    • Pathogens/infectious agents (human, animal, plant, and other). 
  • Select/Biological Agents and Toxins (CDC and USDA). Please note that possession, use, or transfer of Select Agents and Toxins entails additional requirements –contact the ORC for additional information. 
  • Human and non-human primate cells (including cell lines), tissue, blood and potentially infectious body fluids. 
  • Work with animals or vectors known or suspected to be reservoirs of RG2 or RG3 infectious agents when such work increases potential exposure risks to personnel or other animals. 
  • Oncogenic viruses used in conjunction with animals. 
  • Any work that requires a USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) permit; in order to protect American agriculture and our natural resources, APHIS oversees and regulates the “import, transit and release of regulated animals, animal products, veterinary biologics, plants, plant products, pests, organisms, soil, and genetically engineered organisms.”

List of Committee Duties

  • Review and approval of the research or teaching activity performed by individual researchers, on a regular and continuing basis. 
  • Independent assessment of the containment levels required for the work, as stipulated by the NIH Guidelines and/or BMBL, for all experiments, including those involving whole plants and/or animals, cell cultures, tissues, human-derived materials, biological toxins, infectious agents, and regulated pathogens and pests. 
  • Assessment of facilities, procedures, practices, and training and expertise of personnel involved with biohazardous research. 
  • Notification of Principal Investigators (PIs) of the results of the IBC's review and approval. 
  • Developing emergency plans covering accidental spills and personnel contamination resulting from research using recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. 
  • Reporting of significant problems with, or violations of the NIH Guidelines and any significant research related accidents or illnesses to ORC and the appropriate institutional official, and when necessary to the NIH. 
  • Suspension or termination of research that is not being conducted in accordance with IBC requirements. 

Committee Mission Statement

The mission of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) at MSU is to ensure that activities with biohazardous material are conducted safely and responsibly. To fulfill this commitment, the IBC reviews and monitors all research and teaching activities by faculty, staff, and students that utilize infectious agents, human body fluids or tissues, and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.  

The IBC is comprised of faculty representatives from various academic disciplines at MSU, researchers, non-scientific members, and community representatives who are not affiliated with the university. The committee typically meets monthly to review research protocols and other submitted materials.