IBC Applications

Instructions

All IBC applications available online are Word files (.doc). If you would prefer rich text files (.rtf), please email ORP-Biosafety@psu.edu.

UPDATE: Effective immediately, all submissions may be made with an electronic application and submitted via e-mail to the ORP at ORP-Biosafety@psu.edu. All submissions must be sent from the Principal Investigator's CAC account.

Training Requirements: IBC training (and Blood Borne Pathogens, if applicable) is now required through the CITI Program (citi.psu.edu) for new IBC applications, modifications and annual renewals. Applications will not be approved until all study team members have completed the CITI training. Exception: If you completed the biological safety training (101) through EHS within the past 365 days, it will remain valid, and the new training requirements will not apply until after 365 days. Researchers were notified about this change via email on 5/8/2018, and a follow-up was sent on 7/9/2018.

To download and submit an application:

  • Click on the link to the desired format of the appropriate application.

  • Save the document locally (i.e., desktop, hard drive, etc.) - applications that are completed while online will not be saved. Save your document at routine intervals and when complete to prevent information loss.

  • Click within the space provided on application and type in the complete answers.

  • After completing and again locally saving the form, click on the ‘SEND TO THE ORP' link at the bottom of the application.

  • Use the blank e-mail that pops up to send the application to the ORP. The correct address (ORP-Biosafety@psu.edu) is automatically entered into the e-mail. All submissions MUST be sent from the Principal Investigator's CAC account (i.e., xyz123@psu.edu).

  • Attach the application to the e-mail and click SEND.

Modification Applications

Teaching Applications

Research Applications

  • Use of Human Blood and Blood Products, Human Body Fluid, and/or Human Tissue in Research
  • Use of DNA and RNA Molecules in Research 

    • Prescreening Questionnaire
      All recombinant DNA (rDNA) activities at Penn State require submission to the IBC. Some rDNA activities (those exempt from the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules) may be submitted via this Prescreening Questionnaire. Others require submission of the IBC's full application. Use the Prescreening Questionnaire to determine: (1) whether the activities involve recombinant DNA (rDNA) techniques and (2) the required method of submission 
  • Use of Biohazardous Materials
  • Appendix 1: Attachment for the use of Human Blood, Blood Products, Human Body Fluids, and/or Human Tissue
    This attachment is meant only for use WITH the Application for the Use of Biohazardous Materials (i.e., when the research involves the use of human blood and blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissues along with other biohazards). If you are using only human blood and blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissues in your research, please use the Application for Research - Human Blood and Blood Products, Human Body Fluids, and/or Human Tissue.
  • Appendix 2: Animal/Biohazard Safety Protocol
    This attachment is meant only for use WITH the Application for the Use of Biohazardous Materials. This form is required for protocols involving infecting animals with any viable organism or involving animals, caging, or bedding material contaminated with hazardous materials that will pose a risk to personnel caring for or working with the animals.  Principal Investigators must contact Dr. Jeffery Dodds, D.V.M. (814-865-1495 / jwd12@psu.edu) prior to completing this form.  This document must be prepared in consultation with Dr. Dodds.  It must also be approved by Dr. Dodds before it can be submitted to the IACUC for review.
  • Appendix 3: Attachment for the Use of Infectious Agents that Require Handling above Biosafety Level 1
    This attachment is meant only for use WITH the Application for the Use of Biohazardous Materials