TAMU-CC Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The TAMU-CC IBC is charged with the following responsibilities:
  • Review and approval of ALL research proposals that include biological agents and recombinant DNA;
  • Approval of safety practices;
  • Setting biosafety containment levels (Section III-D-2-b, III-D-5; NIH Guidelines);
  • Conducting periodic review to ensure compliance – lab inspections are conducted on an annual basis;
  • Overseeing biosafety training practices;
  • Reporting significant problems or violations of the NIH Guidelines; and
  • Performing other functions as deemed necessary by the institution (Section IV-B-2; NIH Guidelines).
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi is registered with the National Institutes of Health Office of Science Policy. For those that are interested or need to view the registration, it can be located on NIH’s website.

Our Purpose

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) Biosafety Program is responsible for ensuring safeguards in human health and the environment by maintaining adherence with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (NIH Guidelines) and the Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 6th ed.

The TAMU-CC Institutional Biosafety Committee identifies practices, procedures, facility construction, and operational standards for safe handling and use of biohazardous materials for research, clinical, and teaching activities at TAMU-CC.

The Biosafety Program is a collaborative program with Environmental Health and Safety and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).