UK Office of Research Integrity

IRB Application: Other Required Committee Review/Approvals

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

If your research involves recombinant DNA, infectious agents, and/or human gene transfer/therapy products, the Institutional BioSafety Committee (IBC) will need to review and provide provisional approval for your research prior to submission of your IRB application to the IRB (Please note, SOME vaccine trials also require IBC review and approval. You may contact the Biological Safety Officer to help you make that determination, 859-257-1049).

In the Other Review Committees section of your E-IRB application, check mark the lnstitutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) attribute and upload you "IBC packet" as described below.

If your research requires IBC review, you will need to submit with your IRB application an IBC packet consisting of:

  1. the IBC provisional approval letter;
  2. A site-specific description of:
    • Policies and procedures for, control, dispensing, and accountability of the biologic(s);
    • Where the biologic(s) will be stored and how access will be limited to prevent unauthorized access (e.g., secure, locked storage; signage)
    • Indication whether specific qualifications or training is required for study personnel to use or administer the biologic.
  3. Portion(s) of the NIH registration delineating the research:
    • purposes;
    • procedures and monitoring;
    • ublic health considerations;
    • subject selection;
    • informed consent;
    • privacy;
    • special issues.
If any of these materials are missing from your submission, your IRB application will be returned to you. If you have the IBC # and date of IBC approval, include that information in your IBC packet.

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