The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for reviewing all University research and teaching activities involving the use of biohazards, recombinant DNA 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 DNA, 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 ( 719-255-2552 or Cynthia Norton ( at 719-255-3212.

IBC Biosafety Application (rev. 08/14) (MS Word document)


IBC Biosafety Application Attachment II Rev 081114 (MS Word document)
Use for only if required


IBC Biosafety Application Addendum Form (MS Word document)
Use for minor updates to an approved application


IBC Biosafety Annual Update Form (MS Word document)
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

IBC Lab Requirements for BL1 and BL2 Containment

UCCS Biowaste Management Policy

Select Agents

Guidance Document for Select Agents

Select Agent List