Biological Safety

Biosafety Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Biosafety Committee will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 2:15 PM. The Principal Investigator must attend the meeting to present the protocol and provide any additional information requested by the Committee. Meetings will be held in 1424 W. Martin Luther King Jr (MLKG Room 107).

Protocol Submission

Protocols must be received by the Biosafety Coordinator at least one week prior to the next scheduled meeting to ensure review at the next meeting. Requests for late submission will be considered on a case by case basis. Contact the Biosafety Coordinator, or phone 575-2671, for additional information and assistance.

For information regarding submission deadlines, meeting dates, etc., contact the Biological Safety Compliance Coordinator,, (479) 575-2671.

For technical assistance in preparing protocols, please contact the Biological Safety Officer, Jim Hogan, Ph.D.

Investigator Resources

Contact IBC Program Staff


Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation and Director of Research Compliance Jason Ramage 108 MLKG                                                     (479) 575-2105          
Biosafety Compliance Coordinator Shatara Porchia-White 109 MLKG                                                    479-575-2671                                 
IBC Chair Ines Pinto, Ph.D. SCEN 527                                                479-575-6941                                 




IACUC Meeting: Friday, March 13 at 9:00 a.m. in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by noon on March 6 to be reviewed

IBC Meeting: Thursday, March 12 at 2:15PM in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by Thursday, March 5 to be reviewed.

IRB Meeting:Wednesday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m. in MLKG 107. Protocols must be received by Thursday, January 30 to be reviewed.