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 used 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|
|December 31, 2019||January 14, 2020|
|January 28, 2020||February 11, 2020|
|March 3, 2020||March 17, 2020|
|March 31, 2020||April 14, 2020|
|May 5, 2020||May 19, 2020|
|June 2, 2020||June 16, 2020|
UC Merced Members:
Andrea Joyce - Assistant Professor, Entomology Public Health, University of California, Merced
Ex officio, non-voting members:
Agendas and Meeting Minutes
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 usually distributed on the same date. The IBC minutes with proprietary or sensitive information redacted are available on request to members of the public.