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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 Chair James Groome at (208) 282-2791.

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 Chair James Groome at


ISU Institutional Biosafety Committee:
James Groome, Ph.D., Chair        Curt Anderson, Ph.D., IACUC Representative  
Tom Bailey, IBC Coordinator  Peter Sheridan, Ph.D.
Emily Baergen  Lorinda Smith, Ph.D. 
Srinath Pashikanti, Ph.D. Clark Weaver
Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley, Ph.D.  Michelle Andrews 
Non-Affiliated Members:  

Deborah Newby

David Reed
Submission                  Meeting
Deadlines                    Dates
Jan 9, 2018 Jan 16, 2018
Feb 13th Feb 20th
Mar 20th Mar 27th
Apr 10th  Apr 17th
May 8th  May 15th

Biosafety Contacts:

James Groome, Ph.D., Chair

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Stop 8046 


Tom Bailey, IBC Coordinator

Research Outreach & Compliance

Business and Technology Center

Bldg 86, Rm 107, Stop 8046

Phone: (208) 282-2179

Fax: 208-282-4723


Research Outreach & Compliance  (ROC)

Contact Our Office:

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

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


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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