The MU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is appointed by the Provost to oversee the campus Biosafety program. Specific responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Review and recommend policies and guidelines that ensure biosafety procedures, equipment, facilities and training are appropriate for the biohazard risk.
  • Perform an annual audit of the MU Biosafety program.
  • Review and approve all use of rDNA or Biosafety Level 2 or 3 materials prior to work being conducted.
  • Review the EHS monitoring of Permitted Individuals and assist in resolving problems.
  • Provide a campus forum for addressing issues involving biohazardous materials.

Meeting Schedule and Committee Composition

The Institutional Biosafety Committee reviews, approves, and oversees all research activities involving:

  1. Recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, and/or
  2. Human, animal, and plant pathogens (bacteria, virus, yeast, fungus, blood, bodily fluids, tissues, cell lines, prions and parasitic agents etc.) including growth, manipulation and/or other handling and use in vitro or in vivo.

This process provides guidelines that ensure appropriate biosafety procedures, equipment, facilities, and training are adequate in conjunction with the biohazard risk.

Meeting dates are the 3rd Thursday of the month, with protocol submission deadlines one month prior to meeting date.

IBC committee meting dates and submission deadlines
Committee meeting dates Protocol submission deadline dates**
March 17, 2022 February 17, 2022
April 21, 2022 March 21, 2022
May 19, 2022 April 19, 2022
June 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
July 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
August 18, 2022 July 18, 2022
September 15, 2022 August 15, 2022
October 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
November 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
December, 2022 -no meeting  

Due to the Pandemic, meetings are held via Zoom and start promptly at 2:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

** Protocol submission cutoff dates are to assure adequate time for committee review.

Committee Organization

Roger W Stich, PhD, Professor Veterinary Pathobiology, (573) 882-3148

The IBC is comprised of the Recombinant or Nucleic Acid Molecule Research Subcommittee and the Biosafety Subcommittee.


Contact Us

Email: Phone: 573-882-3148