The Biological Safety Program at Georgetown ensures the safe use of recombinant DNA (rDNA), pathogenic microorganisms, and other infectious agents and toxins in research and teaching activities to eliminate or reduce the potential exposures to personnel or the environment. In addition to ensuring compliance with the federal regulations, the Biological Safety Team at Georgetown serves as a resource to investigators, staff, and students by providing training and guidance to laboratories working with hazardous biological materials.
Institutional Biosafety Committee
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a University wide group responsible for reviewing and approving research protocols involving the use of infectious agents, recombinant DNA, and biological toxins (in accordance with CDC/NIH Guidelines). The IBC has oversight responsibility for the Biosafety Program at Georgetown University.
- Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC) Protocol Submission Form (for Research Involving Biological Hazards and Toxins)
- Hepatitis B Vaccination Acceptance or Declination Form
- Laboratory-Specific Safety Training