Berkeley Lab requires maintenance of a qualified Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to perform key biosafety functions as required by and in accordance with this charter and the NIH, CDC, DOE, and Berkeley Lab standards.
The IBC is responsible for oversight, administration, and review of Berkeley Lab policies and projects involving research with biological materials that may pose safety, health, or environmental risks. The IBC reports to the Laboratory Director to provide institutional assurance that research is conducted safely. To this end, the IBC assists and advises researchers and line managers in meeting their responsibilities to ensure that the biological aspects of the research are conducted in a safe manner using established biosafety standards, principles and functions of Integrated Safety Management (ISM), and work authorization (e.g., ES&H Manual, Safe Work Authorizations).
Institutional Biosafety Committee Charter (PUB-3000, Chapter 26 Biosafety)
Institutional Biosafety Committee Members