Agents User Application Form
NOTE: All IBC applications and written standard operating procedures (SOPs) must be turned into the Biological Safety Officer, Rob Moon, no later than the Thursday prior to the scheduled IBC meeting. IBC Meeting Schedule
- New Protocols
- Amended/Updated Protocols
- Annual Protocol Review Process
- Standard Operating Procedure Form
- Biosafety Self-Audit Checklist
- Three Year Protocol Renewal Instructions and Application
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Laboratory Emergency Procedure Posting (post near a phone in your lab)
- Animal Hazardous Agent Forms II
If the use of recombinant DNA in this research is limited to constructs which can only be propagated in E.coli K12, yeast, or similar cell types (plasmids, bacterial, yeast artificial chromosomes), and it DOES NOT involve the use of native or recombinant mammalian viruses, potentially infectious agents, biological toxins, or transgenic animals, it does not require approval from the WSU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
If your research meets the exemption criteria, complete and submit:
If this research DOES involve the use of native or recombinant mammalian viruses, infectious agents, biological toxins, or transgenic animals, it requires review and approval by the WSU Biosafety Committee (IBC).
IBC approvals are valid for three (3) years from the initial review/approval process. Approvals apply only to the lab originally inspected and the investigator originally approved. After three years you must submit a new BAUA form.
Amended / Updated Protocols:
If this research is identical or very similar to a protocol approved by the IBC within the past three years, you may submit an amendment or update:
New Protocols and Renewals:
If this research has never been reviewed by the IBC, or it has been more than 3 years since its approval, complete and submit all relevant forms below. The first page of each form asks for the same information. If you are filling out more than one form you only need to complete the first page and the "Principal Investigator's Agreement" (last page) once.
- Native or Recombinant Mammalian Viruses (Non-Exempt rDNA) Form
- Pathogen / Infectious Agents (non- rDNA) Form
- Biological Toxins or rDNA Encoding a Biological Toxin Form
- Transgenic Animals Form
- Lentivirus Questionnaire
All labs working with non-exempt agents must also provide a copy of standard operating procedures (SOPs). If you already have a SOP for this experiment, you may send it in with the application form. To develop a SOP you may use this document:
- Biosafety Standard Operating Procedures template - invivo work (with animals)
- Biosafety Standard Operating Procedures template - invitro work
- Sample Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
The NIH Guidelines, Section IV-B-2, state the IBC will periodically review approved recombinant DNA research to ensure compliance. Infectious Agents and Biological Toxins have been included by the IBC for annual review as well to assure proper safety oversight. This is accomplished through submission of the Annual Review Form.
Principal Investigators are responsible for submitting information requested in a timely manner, meeting the deadlines established by the IBC. An e-mail alert will be sent 60 days prior to the one year anniversary of your initial approval date to complete and submit this form to OEHS for formal review and approval.
- Working with human blood, human cell lines, human tissue culture
- Animal Biosafety Level 2 Procedures
- Selecting the Proper Disinfectant
Contact Rob Moon, Biosafety Officer at 577-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org