University of Vermont

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee - IACUC


Animal Research with Biohazards

  • Any projects proposing to utilize recombinant DNA or infectious agents, requires review and approval from The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

  • The IBC is charged with reviewing all research projects and activities involving recombinant DNA (as outlined in the “Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules”) to assure that specific practices for constructing and handling (i) recombinant DNA molecules and (ii) organisms and viruses containing recombinant DNA molecules are followed. 

  • A representative of the Office of Environmental Safety serves on the IBC, as does the Director of the Department of Risk Management, the University Veterinarian, the Radiation Safety Director, and faculty in the College of Medicine with particular expertise in infectious agents.

  • For more information visit the The Institutional Biosafety Committee and the UVM Radiation Safety Office web sites.

If your project utilizes biohazardous materials, you must have approval from both committees (IACUC and IBC) prior to beginning the project.

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