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New IBC Application in eResearch 

IBC Application in eResearch covers additional potentially hazardous biological materials


As part of U-M's Research Safety Initiative, the oversight responsibilities of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) are expanding beyond recombinant DNA (rDNA) to cover work with other potentially hazardous biological materials; including work with: infectious agents, biological toxins, and materials derived from humans and certain vertebrate animals.

A new IBC Application has been developed in the eResearch Regulatory Management (eRRM) system. The IBC Application includes a re-designed section for work with recombinant DNA, plus new sections for each of the other biological materials (e.g., infectious agents).

To support the roll-out of the new IBC Application, Question 5.5.2 in the Proposal Approval Form (PAF) in the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system will be updated on Monday, November 9. When you select "yes" to the "rDNA/SNA" question, you will now be able to add either the IBC Registration or the IBC Application number, as applicable.

This change will also be applied to the eRPM Unfunded Agreements (UFAs) (e.g.,Material Transfer Agreements).

Key Dates to Remember :
  • November 9, 2015: Question 5.5.2 in the PAF in eRPM, updated along with new reference in UFA section 
  • December 1, 2015: Cut-off date to submit IBC Registrations, including amendments and renewals for rDNA/SNA research in eRRM. 
  • January 11, 2016: Go live for the new IBC Application in eRRM.
To initiate IBC Applications before January 11, please contact IBC staff (ibcstaff@umich.edu) for assistance.
Current IBC approvals remain in effect through their 3-year end date. Existing registrants do not need to initiate an IBC Application until they renew, or until they need to amend, whichever occurs first.

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