VII. Procedures for Initial Registration of Experiments Involving rDNA
- New projects involving rsNAM:
When a PI completes a Division of Sponsored Program (DSP) Proposal Routing Form and indicates that the proposed project involves rsNAM, a follow-up notification to the PI will be generated by DSP that serves as a reminder that IBC approval may be required. Links to the electronic rDNARD and the NIH Guidelines are included in the memo. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)’s Biosafety Office receives a copy of the memo to the PI and will ensure there is follow up.
- The PI must complete the electronic rDNARD and submit it to the Biosafety Office if IBC approval is required.
- The Biosafety Office will send the completed rDNARD to the IBC members for review (See Section VIII).
- An on-site audit will be performed annually in the laboratory of each PI whose proposed rsNAM research must be conducted at Biosafety Level 2 or higher. If the PI has not been audited previously, an initial audit will be conducted at the time the rDNARD is approved.