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Institutional Biosafety Committee​

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is committed to ensuring, regardless of funding, that activities with biohazardous materials are conducted safely and responsibly. To fulfill this commitment, the IBC is charged with reviewing and monitoring all research and teaching activities by faculty, staff, and students that utilize biological infectious agents, toxins of biological origin, human or nonhuman primate products, and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. 

The IBC maintains compliance with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules, and utilizes the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition, as an advisory guide. 

As a public institution, UWSP also complies with regulations provided by the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services, including the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

IBC overseas biological material use for research, teaching, entertainment/outreach or exhibition/special activities in the following settings: 

1. Sponsored by any unit of UW Stevens Point
2. In collaboration with another institution
3. Sponsored by a non-UWSP affiliated unit at a UWSP site




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