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IBC Office

The IBC Office supports the efforts of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and assists researchers requiring IBC review.


IBC Office Closures:

The IBC Office will be closed during Recess periods for the University:

  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 22-23
  • Winter Recess: December 24-January 1

During these recess periods, IBC protocol submissions will not be processed or approved. If protocol approval lapses during the recess periods, any research related to the lapsed protocol must cease immediately. The NIH Guidelines stipulates that research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules cannot be conducted without active approval of the study by the IBC, even if the approval expires during a University recess period.

Plan accordingly and submit continuing reviews (no changes) or modifications (Amendments) for protocols expiring in November or December as early as possible. 

The last IBC meeting of 2018 is scheduled on December 10th.  Please call the IBC Office at 412-383-1768, or alternatively by email at ibo@pitt.edu if you have questions.

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            page updated 8 November 2018; Holiday Closures Announcement