Visit the Forms page for appropriate forms to be filled out based on the type of activity and biohazards.
If the activity requires institutional approval (Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs’ signature for grant application, contract, material transfer agreement, etc.), submit IBC-required documents concurrently with a UMMC Transmittal Form to the Office of Research (5-5000).
If the activity does not require institutional approval (for example, use of pathogenic microorganisms in a teaching laboratory), submit the required documents directly to the IBC Chair.
The IBC meets once each month, typically on the last Friday of the month. To be listed on a meeting’s agenda, registration documents must reach the IBC Chair before the 15th day of that month.
If the IBC approves the registration, the supervisor will receive a signed copy of either the Registration Form or Update & Modification Form. If the registration is disapproved, the supervisor will receive a memo detailing deficiencies and outlining what steps must be taken to acquire approval. Registration approval DOES NOT automatically grant permission for work to commence (see Laboratory Certification).
Animals naturally containing or artificially infected with either recombinant DNA or microbiological biohazards must be housed in UMMC’s Laboratory Animal Facilities (4-1385).