The UC Merced IBC has been established to comply with the membership, procedure, and function requirements of Section IV-B-2 of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.
Use of biological materials is subject to oversight by the IBC to ensure regulations, guidelines, and safe practices are followed to eliminate or reduce risk of exposure to acceptable levels and comply with NIH Guidelines. This essential oversight occurs through review and approval of Biological Use Authorizations (BUAs) submitted by Principal Investigators prior to initiation of research. Other IBC responsibilities are to create and enforce policies and procedures regarding the use of biohazardous materials and monitor construction and use of biohazard containment facilities.
BUA Submission Deadline and IBC Meeting Dates
|BUA Submission Deadline||IBC Meeting Date|
|June 30, 2023||July 28, 2023; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|July 21, 2023||August 31, 2023; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|August 18, 2023||September 28, 2023; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|September 15, 2023||October 26, 2023; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|October 20, 2023||November 30, 2023; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|November 17, 2023||December 21, 2023; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|December 18, 2023||January 25, 2024; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|January 19, 2024||February 29, 2024; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|February 16, 2024||March 28, 2024; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|March 15, 2024||April 25, 2024; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|April 19, 2024||May 30, 2024; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|May 17, 2024||June 27, 2024; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|June 14, 2024||July 25, 2024; 2 PM - 3 PM|
|July 19, 2024||August 29, 2024; 2 PM - 3 PM|
* Dates marked with a "*" are subject to change due to holidays.
When possible and consistent with protection of privacy and proprietary interests, the Institutional Biosafety Committee meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UC Merced Members:
Andrea Joyce - Assistant Professor, Entomology Public Health, University of California, Merced
Ex officio, non-voting members:
The monthly IBC meeting agenda is distributed to the committee approximately seven days before the meeting date. The draft minutes from the previous month are distributed on the same date. The IBC minutes with proprietary or sensitive information redacted are available on request to members of the public. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.