Welcome to the UTEP recombinant DNA/Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) webpage
Here you'll find relevant information that will assist new and established researchers. The IBC is committed to assisting faculty, staff, and students with their research while ensuring the University's compliance with all federal regulations.
The mission of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) at The University of Texas at El Paso(UTEP) is to ensure that research involving recombinant DNA (rDNA), synthetic nucleotides, infectious agents (pathogens), biological toxins, nanotechnology, or select agents is classified at the appropriate biosafety level and done in accordance with all appropriate guidelines, regulations and good safety practices.
UTEP uses the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)as key tools for biosafety and rDNA research oversight.
IBC Meeting Schedule
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Meeting Dates
|Submission DEADLINE on IRBNet *||
IBC Meeting **
|June 1, 2021||June 25, 2021|
|July 1, 2021||July 23, 2021|
|August 1, 2021||August 20, 2021|
|September 1, 2021||September 17, 2021|
|October 1, 2021||October 15, 2021|
|November 15, 2021||December 3, 2021*|
|January 1, 2022||January 21, 2022|
|February 1, 2022||February 18, 2022|
|April 1, 2022||May 6, 2022*|
|May 1, 2022||May 20, 2022*|
|June 1, 2022||June 10, 2022*|
*Subject to change
DEADLINES ARE THE FIRST OF EVERY MONTH