N.C. A&T research in a laboratory

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee reviews and approves all research involving biohazardous agents in accordance with N.C. A&T's policies and requirements set forth by the National Institutes of Health in "Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules," the Occupational Safety & Health Association in "Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories" (referred to as the "Laboratory Standard"), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Although the "Laboratory Standard" does not refer to biological agents, the policy of this University is to apply the same basic requirements and responsibilities for training, laboratory safety plan, and reporting of accidents/exposures to biological agents.

This policy applies to research that is:

  • Sponsored by the University; or
  • Conducted by employees or agents of the University; or
  • Conducted using the University's property, facilities, students or non-public information.

The committee upholds the University's responsibility for ensuring that research and teaching are carried out in a manner that protects students, university employees, and the community.

IBC committee members.

Additional resources on biosafety.

Biosafety Guide

Click here for the IBC's Biological and Biohazardous Materials Safety Guide for Researchers.

IBC protocol submissions

Other forms

N.C. A&T research training system

Research clearance for graduating master's and doctoral candidates

The Graduate School requires that students applying for graduation be cleared through the Office of Research Compliance and Ethics to ensure the University’s compliance with applicable laws governing research.

Click here for details.