Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Safety in Science: Biological Registration

BioRAFT Biological Registration Module

Starting September 1

The Biosafety Office and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) are committed to keeping safety an essential element in your laboratory research. To this end, we are jointly rolling out the new Biological Registration module within the BioRAFT online platform. This system comprehensively tracks all biological research at the University and registers protocols for review by the IBC committee in one location. 

As of September 1, 2021, the IBC will require that all non-clinical researchers register their IBC-related work in Bioraft. The Biosafety office will require all labs conducting biological research to submit a registration summarizing the nature of their work by October 1, 2021. 

Please contact or for system access issues and support.

Visit the Biological Registration Guide

IBC and BioRAFT Training Opportunities

IBC Office Hours

Tuesdays and Fridays, 2pm
The Institutional Biosafety Committee will provide hands-on guidance on the submission and biological registration process at twice-weekly office hours starting August 2021. For anyone needing more specific office hours, please feel free to reach out to to schedule a 1:1 appointment.

Biosafety Office Hours

1st Wednesdays @ 1pm, 3rd Tuesdays @ 9am
Question and answer sessions on BioRAFT coinciding with regularly scheduled General Biosafety webinar sessions. The question, answer, and guidance will follow the trainings, starting roughly one hour after the meeting times noted, for those who are not in need of refreshing their biosafety training.

Biosafety Resources

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2021 IBC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadlines Meeting Dates
Thursday, January 13, 2022 Thursday, January 27, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022 Thursday, February 24, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022 Thursday, March 24, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022 Thursday, April 28, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Thursday, May 26, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022 Thursday, June 23, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022 Thursday, July 28, 2022
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Thursday, August 25, 2022
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Thursday, September 25, 2022
Thursday, October 13, 2022 Thursday, October 27, 2022
Thursday, November 3, 2022 Thursday, November 17, 2022
Monday, December 5, 2022 Thursday, December 15, 2022
Thursday, January 12, 2023 Thursday, January 26, 2023