Biosafety

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for reviewing all University research and teaching activities involving the use of biohazards, recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, select agents, or bloodborne pathogens whether the activities are carried out on campus or off campus (usually under other Institutional Biosafety Committees).
 
The IBC will review and authorize for 3 years, research involving: any biological agents, infected animals or tissues (including field work), recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, Select Agents & Toxins, and work with human blood, bodily fluids, tissues or cells in culture. Most biological research requires IBC authorization prior to initiation.
 
All questions and inquiries can be made at Sandy Berry-Lowe (sberrylo@uccs.edu) 719-255-2552 or Cynthia Norton (cnorton@uccs.edu) at 719-255-3212.

IBC Biosafety Application (rev. 08/14)(doc 252 KB)

IBC Biosafety Application (rev. 08/14)(MAC friendly doc 252 KB)

 

IBC Biosafety Application Attachment II Rev 081114 (doc 263KB)
Use only if required

IBC Biosafety Application Attachment II Rev 081114 (MAC friendly doc 263KB)
Use only if required

 

IBC Biosafety Application Addendum Form (doc 112 KB)
Use for minor updates to an approved application

 

IBC Biosafety Annual Update Form (doc 95 KB)
Use for annual confirmation of continuation of protocol

IBC Biosafety Training
All Principal Investigators, staff and students involved in Biosafety related activities are required to be trained - go here to find out more

NIH Basis for Classification of Biohazards Agents by Risk Group (pdf 27 KB)

IBC Lab Requirements for BL1 and BL2 Containment (pdf 281 KB)

UCCS Biowaste Management Policy (pdf 254 KB)

Select Agents

Guidance Document for Select Agents (pdf 64 KB)

Select Agent List (pdf 34 KB)