University of Vermont

Institutional Biosafety Committee - IBC


Full Review

For projects requiring full IBC review (non-exempt biohazardous materials in a risk category greater than or equal to Risk Group 2, the researcher must complete a Protocol Form, as well as develop a Standard Operating Procedure for any biohazardous agents or toxins when applicable, and submit to the IBC Committee for review.  

  • The IBC may take one or more of the following actions:
  • Approve the project without modification.
  • Approve the project subject to stipulations and/or minor modifications.
  • Table the decision pending additional information.
  • Disapprove the project.
  • The researcher may not initiate the project until IBC approval is given.
  • For protocols utilizing recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids, infectious agents or biological toxins complete the following forms and submit as in pdf format to

Forms Needed for Initial  Submission Review

Protocol Form
Standard Operating Procedure (if applicable for work with biohazardous agents or toxins)

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