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The Institutional Biosafety Committee, or IBC, is the ISU committee that reviews protocols for experiments using rDNA, human cell lines and biohazards.

All research conducted at Idaho State University involving rDNA molecules must meet with current NIH Guidelines.

For detailed instructions and assistance, please contact IBC Interim Chair Deb Easterly at (208) 282-2618.

CITI Training may be required.

IBC Manual, Lab Manual Templates & Forms

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Manual provides background on the development of protocols and biosafety laboratory manuals. 

Submit all forms and protocols to

1. Templates

Preparation of a BS1 or BSL2 laboratory manual is required in order for the IBC to approve a protocol for an rDNA project.

Biosafety Laboratory Manual for BSL1

Biosafety Laboratory Manual for BSL2

Biosafety for BSL3 – contact IBC Coordinator

2. Protocol Forms

A. Protocol for Use of Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules in Research

  Form A – rDNA

B. Protocol for Use of Infectious Agents, Toxins and Select Agents in Research 

Form B – Select Agents

C. Protocol for Use of Human and Non-Human Primate Blood, Cell Lines, or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) - 

Form C – Cell Lines

Form D – Protocol Modification Request
Form E – Accident, Exposure or NonCompliance Incident Report

For questions about the manual or forms, contact IBC Interim Chair Deb Easterly at

 ISU Institutional Biosafety Committee:

List of the 2019 IBC Committee Members

SPRING 2019 Meeting Dates and Proposal Deadlines

Meetings are held on these dates when protocols are ready for discussion

Submission Deadlines Meeting Dates
January 8th January 15th
February 12th February 19th
March 12th March 28th (changed from 19th)
April 9th April 23rd (changed from 16th)
May 14th May 21st









Protocols are due tobiosafe@isu.eduby close of business on 
  each deadline date to be considered at the next Meeting.


Biosafety Contacts:
Deb Easterly, Ed.D.Robin Wilson
IBC Interim ChairActing Committee Coordinator

  Research Outreach & Compliance

  Business and Technology Center
  Bldg 86, Rm 107, Stop 8046
  Phone: (208) 282-1336
  Fax: 208-282-4723

Research Outreach & Compliance  (ROC)
Contact Our Office:
Deb Easterly
Assistant Vice President for
Research Outreach & Compliance
Ph: (208) 282-2618
Serving as ISU's
Research Integrity Officer
Export Control Officer   
 Physical Address:
Business and Technology Center
Building 86
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Room 107
Pocatello, ID 83201

Mailing Address:
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8046
Pocatello, ID 83209-8046