Institutional Biosafety

The National Institutes of Health require that universities maintain the highest level of scientific integrity and community safety in the review of research involving genetic engineering, the splicing together of DNA from different organisms. Strict rules have been established regarding types of experimentation allowable and under what circumstances different classes of experiments can be conducted. The Institutional Biosafety Committee reviews all such research.

You can find the Institutional Biosafety Committee Registration form here.

You can find the Select Agents, Pathogens and Toxins Notification of Possession form here.

Should you need information about this committee, contact: David Davies, committee chair, at


Guidelines and Resources

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules

NIH Covered Classes (III)

Regulated Medical Waste - Guidelines for the Handling and Disposal 

Last Updated: 7/14/16