Institutional Biosafety Committee

The UO Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) was established by the authority of the university president. The committee was created as a requirement under the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guildelines). All work involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules must be registered with the IBC.   Description of additional types of experiments that must be registered with the IBC are detailed in the committee's Bylaws & Operating Procedures.

UO IBC 2024 meetings are open to the public and held on the third Friday of the month.

The next meeting date is September 2024, TBD, via Zoom.

Summary Guide to the NIH Guidelines and PI Responsibilities


  • Laurie Graham, Laboratory Safety Manager, Biosafety Officer (P) 541-346-2864

Training Review


To register your research, complete the IBC Registration Form before work begins and submit to Laurie Graham. 
Please allow several (4-7) weeks prior to anticipated work initiation in order for the committee to provide feedback and approval.

Form new for 2024