I. IBC Review Process and Assurances

  • Upon receipt of the rDNA protocol, Biosafety Staff will conduct a preliminary review prior to review by the IBC.
  • If additional information is needed during any stage of the review process, the rDNA protocol may be returned to the PI; an email will alert the PI and authorized personnel of the return.  Requests for clarification/revision will be captured within the comment field on each section (see Comments). 
  • Once the submission has been returned for revisions, you will be able to edit the rDNA protocol in order to address the comments and resubmit your rDNA protocol using the same process described under submitting your rDNA protocol
  • This revision process can be repeated as many times as needed to address potential review questions.
  • Following Biosafety Staff review, the rDNA protocol will be sent to the IBC for review at their next regularly scheduled meeting.  During the review process, you can access the workflow status of the rDNA protocol using the Protocol Summary Page.
  • Once the rDNA protocol has completed the entire IBC review process, the PI will be notified by e-mail that the review process is complete.
  • The PI can then access and read the rDNA assurance by one of two methods:
    • Click the link included in the notification e-mail.
    • Log in to the eIBC program, at the bottom on the home page click on the Protocol # associated with this rDNA protocol, choose “View” from the Action drop-down menu and navigate to the Assurances Section of the protocol using the drop-down menu at the far right of the tool bar.
  • In the Assurances section, the PI must click the “Accept Assurances” button to complete the final step of the rDNA protocol submission process.
  • Once the Assurances have been accepted, Biosafety Staff will send the approval letter via email.