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Idaho State University


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 a 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


Institutional Biosafety Committee Members



Deb Easterly, Ed.D., Interim Chair Peter Sheridan, Ph.D.
Robin Wilson, Committee Coordinator Erin Miller, Laboratory Staff Representative
Lorinda Smith, MOT, MPhil Srinath Pashikanti, Ph.D.
Ali Habashi, Ph.D. PharmD Jared Barrott, Ph.D. MS
Clark Weaver, Ph.D., Biosafety Officer Julia Martin, Ph.D.
Tim Williams, Facilities Services (ad hoc)  
Deborah Newby, Ph.D., Non-Affiliated David Reed, Ph.D., Non-Affiliated


FALL 2019 Meeting Dates and Proposal Submission Deadlines
Submission DeadlinesMeeting Dates
August 6th August 20th
September 3rd September 17th
October 1st October 15th
November 5th November 19th

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., IBC Interim Chair
Robin Wilson
IBC Committee Coordinator

Research Outreach & Compliance
Business and Technology Center
Bldg 86, Rm 107, Stop 8286

  Phone: (208) 282-1336

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 8286
Pocatello, ID 83209-8286