Office of Research Administration

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Consistent with the National Institutes of Health "Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules" and the Centers for Disease Control-National Institutes of Health "Guidelines for Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories," it is the policy of Downstate Medical Center that all uses of recombinant DNA molecules, all organisms and viruses containing recombinant DNA and all microbiological and biomedical uses of the Human immunodeficiency Viruses and other pathogens be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee to insure that all applicable safety standards are met.

When a research project involves the use of recombinant DNA molecules or other pathogens, the Principal Investigator should submit their research protocols to the Institutional Biosafety Committee prior to the sponsor's deadline. Early submission of the protocol to the committee is advisable to allow time for any necessary clarification, revision and reconsideration and final approval.

Application Forms

Required Training Modules

Laboratory Safety Training 

Transportation of Biohazardous Material and Dangerous Goods 

Note that you should print the certification of training obtained following successful completion of this Training in the Transportation of Biohazardous Material and Dangerous Goods module and keep it for your records. Proof of training may be required by certain funding agencies.

Assurance of Compliance with NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules and CDC-NIH Guidelines Involving Infectious Agents

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