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Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Basics: An Introduction to the NIH Guidelines and the Oversight of Recombinant DNA Research
IBC Basics is a full day training course on the history, function, and administration of Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs). Delivered by expert staff from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA), along with institutional biosafety professionals and other members of the IBC community, IBC Basics will promote the professional development of those associated with IBCs, by providing an opportunity to:
- Learn about the NIH OBA, the content of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules, and the history of IBCs;
- Understand the range of responsibilities that IBCs have under the NIH Guidelines;
- Work through case studies designed to clarify federal expectations with regard to biosafety review and surveillance of recombinant DNA and related research;
- Examine the relationship of IBCs to IRBs in terms of their respective purviews, roles, and responsibilities; and
- Network with colleagues to share ideas about best practices, resources, innovative approaches, and possible collaborations.
The target audience for this course includes IBC members and staff, research administrators, biosafety officers, regulatory affairs officers, members and staff of institutional oversight committees such as IRBs, and others interested in the oversight of recombinant DNA research.
Sample IBC Basics Agenda
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