Do I Need IBC Review?

The TAMU-CC IBC reviews all teaching activities and research
involving rDNA, biohazardous agents, materials and toxins
that are:

  • Sponsored by TAMU-CC;
  • Conducted by TAMU-CC faculty, research personnel or employees;
  • Conducted using TAMU-CC facilities or property; or
  • Received, stored, used, transferred or disposed of at any TAMU-CC facility.

What is a biohazard?

Biohazards are infectious agents or hazardous biological materials that present a risk or potential risk to the health of humans, animals, or the environment. The risk can be direct through infection or indirect through damage to the environment.

What is research involving recombinant DNA?

In the amended NIH Guidelines, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules are defined as: (i) molecules that a) are constructed by joining nucleic acid molecules and b) can replicate in a living cell (i.e. recombinant nucleic acids); (ii) nucleic acid molecules that are chemically or by other means synthesized or amplified, including those that are chemically or otherwise modified but can base pair with naturally occurring nucleic acid molecules (i.e. synthetic nucleic acids); or (iii) molecules that result from the replication of those described in (i) or (ii) above.