IBC Training

Training imagesIBC Training Module:

The Biosafety - NIH Guidelines Training Module is on the Internet-based Studies in Education and Research (ISER) website.

It is important to note that once the module has been completed, there is a required wait time!

  • There is a 24 to 72-hour hold before you may begin using the electronic IBC review system
  • The NIH requires that researchers and laboratory personnel working with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules recieve training specific to the NIH Guidelines 

MyIBC User Training:

The IBC Office offers personalized Q&A, hands-on guidance, and/or training with the new on-line IBC submission process.  To schedule an appointment, or request a customized session to meet your specific needs, call 412-383-1768 or by email at ibo@pitt.edu

Watch for upcoming MyIBC User Workshops to be offered in Fall 2017

Investigator Responsibilities under the NIH Guidelines, Section IV-B-7:

The investigator is responsible for full compliance with the NIH Guidelines in the conduct of research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, including ensuring that reporting requirements are fulfilled, and is accountable for any reporting lapses. 

See the IBC Policy definition of Investigator

Dual Use Research (DUR) and Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC):

Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) is defined as life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, or national security.  DURC training module

For more information:  University of Pittsburgh DURC website

Page updated 27 September 2018; minor update to content