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Institutional Biosafety Committee


The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is committed to providing a comprehensive and compliant Biosafety program for researchers, students, and potential human subjects. The IBC is mandated by federal laws and regulations, and is responsible for oversight of all activities involving research with microbiological agents, recombinant DNA, or toxins of biological origin.

What's New

New USDA permit CITI training courses are available (July 2016).
To access these optional courses from your Main Menu in CITI, choose “Add a course or update learner groups” then click the box labeled: I work with materials, organisms or pathogens that may require a permit from the USDA for transport, import, or export.  Or, contact URCO for help with registering.


Important Announcements:

Digital Signature on Forms 

Please note: You may sign the IBC Application form using a digital signature. DO NOT sign the form until it has been completed. You cannot edit the form entries once the form has been digitally signed. If you are making revisions to a previously signed form, right-click the digital signature and select Clear to remove the signature (this can only be done by the person who originally digitally signed the form). Forms that have not been signed will not be accepted.

 Mandatory Online Training Updated 7/14/15

URCO Online modules and Video Training Vignettes (VTVs) have been replaced with training provided through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative program (CITI). Click on the Training tab for instructions on how to register for CITI and complete the training.

IMPORTANT: Current training will be honored for 3 years from your last completion date.

Contact Maggie Behnke: 2-3233, msbehnke@ksu.edu with any questions about the new training.


Use the latest version of the IBC registration document for all new protocol submissions to avoid delays in protocol review.

Click on the Application Forms tab to access and download the latest pdf form version.