LIMR’s Biosafety/rDNA program oversees research involving recombinant DNA, pathogenic organisms, and/or human or non-human primate-derived materials (cell lines, tissues, fluid, etc.). Additionally, the Committee oversees all projects involving infectious agents (RG-2 and 3) and certain toxins that are on the CDC Select agents list.

It is the responsibility of the Investigator to submit the proposed research to the BRDC for approval before the research has begun. A list of meeting dates and deadlines is available (PDF). You may not start your research until your protocol has been reviewed and approved by the IBC. Researchers using any of these materials must complete a Biosafety Protocol Form (DOC). For renewals please complete the Biosafety Renewal Form (DOC), and for additions, revisions or modifications to a current protocol, please complete the Biosafety Addendum Form (DOC). To add or remove personnel from an approved protocol complete the Biosafety Addition/Deletion of Personnel Form (DOC).

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Meeting dates and deadlines

Note that all meetings will be held in the LIMR Conference Room G32 at 1:00 pm.

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of the month.

Meeting dates Submission deadline
January 28, 2021 January 20, 2021
February 25, 2021 February 17, 2021
March 25, 2021 March 17, 2021
April 22, 2021 April 14, 2021
May 27, 2021 May 19, 2021
June 24, 2021 June 16, 2021
July 22, 2021 July 14, 2021
August 26, 2021 August 18, 2021
September 23, 2021 September 15, 2021
October 28, 2021 October 20, 2021
November 18, 2021* November 10, 2021
December 23, 2021 December 15, 2021

* Please note that bolded dates are different from the normal schedule due to holidays.