Biological Safety

    Policy on Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)  Review and Approval

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


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, August 14 at 9:00 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. (

IBC Meeting: Wednesday, August 12 at 12 pm via Microsoft Teams. ( 

IRB Meeting: Friday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Committee meetings will be conducted via webinar or teleconference until further notice




9/3 – Human Subjects Research

9/15 – Export Controls

9/15 – Biological Safety

9/17 – Animal Care and Use 

9/24 – Responsible Conduct of Research

9/25 – Conflict of Interest


10/8 - Human Subjects Research 

10/13 - Biological Safety

10/15 - Animal Care and Use 

10/21 - Export Controls

10/22 - Responsible Conduct of Research

10/23 - Conflict of Interest


11/5 - Human Subjects Research

11/9 - Export Controls

11/10 - Biological Safety

11/19 - Animal Care and Use 

11/23 - Responsible Conduct of Research

11/24 - Conflict of Interest