IBC Forms and Policies

Registration and Submission Forms

New IBC protocols and changes to existing IBC protocols are to be submitted via the electronic Institutional Biosafety Committee system, eIBC, and may require use of one or more of these forms.

Infectious Agent/Toxin Questionnaire (IAQ) 

This form should be used for new research projects involving non-recombinant infectious agents or biological toxins. 

Recombinant DNA Research Questionnaire (RDRQ)

This form must be submitted to the eIBC for all non-exempt research involving rDNA or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.

IBC Questionnaire for Human Subjects Studies 

This form is used if the project involves administration an investigational drug to human subjects that consists of recombinant DNA (rDNA), synthetic nucleic acid molecules, or an infectious agent, as defined in the Investigational Medication Dispensed to Research Subjects Policy.

Research Accidents and Spills

IBC Research Accidents and Spills 

This policy describes the responsibilities and procedures for immediate response to accident and spills of biohazardous materials. 

Incident Reporting Form for eIBC 

This form is for capturing necessary information about accidents and spills of biohazardous materials.  

Research Accidents FAQ 

This FAQ provides some examples of research accidents and outlines whether or not they are reportable to the IBC. 


Research involving Recombinant DNA, Synthetic Nucleic Acids, Infectious Agents and Biological Toxins (Policy No. 04-06-001)

Additional policies governing IBC review:

     IBC Review Requirements for Work in Animals 

     IBC Annual Renewal 

     Protocol Revision 

     Protocol Deviations 

          A full list of IBC policies is available here. 

Viral vector system resources

IBC Viral Vector Table 

Baculovirus Fact Sheet 

Vaccinia Information Fact Sheet 

Adenovirus Plaque Assay test 

Adenovirus PCR protocol for follow-up testing: Ad PCR 

Protocol for RCV for murine retroviral vectors RCR 

Biosafety Resources

OHSU Biosafety Manual 

Provides biosafety guidelines for those working at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), including any work that involves the handling of infectious microorganisms, human or animal tissues or body fluids, or research animals with additional detail on their disposal provided in the

OHSU Biohazardous Waste Guidance. 

There are template biosafety manuals for researchers to use in developing lab specific biosafety manuals for work at BSL-2 , with adenoviral vectorlentiviral vectors  or at BSL-2+ .

Additional detail related to high hazard biological toxins is provided in the

Fact Sheet on Biological Toxins. 

The IBC Form BSL2 Lab Checklist  outlines basic requirements for Biosafety level 2 containment and practices.