IBC Protocol Submission & Review Schedule Information

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Office for Research Protections     |     IBC  

Attention all Principal Investigators (excluding IBC protocols at the Hershey College of Medicine): 


It’s that time of year again!   


To accommodate the University’s winter holiday closing schedule, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) final 2022 protocol review will occur on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.  For a submission (new, modification or renewal) to be eligible for this 2022 review, it must be received by the Office for Research Protections (ORP) on or before 5:00 pm on Friday, November 28, 2022.

·         Last Eligible Submissions (New, Modifications, Annual Renewals, Triennial Reviews) for 2022 will be accepted: Until 5:00 pm Friday, November 28.

·         Last IBC Full Committee Meeting: December 13, 2022

·         The final 2022 IBC meeting dates are November 15, 2022 and December 13, 2022.


After December 23, 2022, IBC submission deadlines and review timelines will return to normal. Additional information about normal IACUC submission deadlines and review timeline is online at: https://www.research.psu.edu/ibc/dates.


This announcement is being sent to Principal Investigators, Primary Contacts, and PI Proxies listed on Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) protocols at all University locations (excluding the Hershey College of Medicine). Please be sure to forward this message to any other key individuals involved on your protocol(s).