Institutional Biosafety/recombinant DNA Committee (IBC) Charter
I. Introduction | II. Roles and Responsibilities | III. Research | IV. IBC Membership | V. IBC Policies and Procedures | VI. Protocol Review Process
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IV. IBC Membership

  • The UTEP IBC shall be comprised of a minimum of five members so that collectively they have the experience and expertise in rDNA technology, the capability to assess the safety of rDNA research and identify any potential risk to public health or the environment.

  • Each member of the UTEP IBC is appointed by the IRO for a term of three (3) years. Members may be reappointed by the IRO for additional terms. The IBC shall include: at least two members who are not affiliated with UTEP and who are not part of the immediate family of a person affiliated with UTEP; the University Veterinarian; a person with expertise in plant pathogens or plant pest containment principles if research with plant rDNA molecules is being reviewed; and, the University BSO. Recombinant DNA Research or sponsored rDNA research involving humans will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee of consultants prior to review by the IBC.

  • To ensure continuity, the appointment of committee members shall be for staggered terms so that no more than one-half of the appointments expire each academic year. The IBC Vice-Chair shall be appointed by majority vote of the IBC for a term of three(3) years.

  • Each year, an IBC member will be considered to receive a letter of recognition for exemplary service to the IBC by the IBC chair through the IRO.

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