Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Safety in Science: Biological Registration

BioRAFT Biological Registration Module

Starting September 1

The Biosafety Office and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) are committed to keeping safety an essential element in your laboratory research. To this end, we are jointly rolling out the new Biological Registration module within the BioRAFT online platform. This system comprehensively tracks all biological research at the University and registers protocols for review by the IBC committee in one location. 

As of September 1, 2021, the IBC will require that all non-clinical researchers register their IBC-related work in Bioraft. The Biosafety office will require all labs conducting biological research to submit a registration summarizing the nature of their work by October 1, 2021. 

Please contact or for system access issues and support.

Visit the Biological Registration Guide

IBC and BioRAFT Training Opportunities

IBC Office Hours

Tuesdays and Fridays, 2pm
The Institutional Biosafety Committee will provide hands-on guidance on the submission and biological registration process at twice-weekly office hours starting August 2021. For anyone needing more specific office hours, please feel free to reach out to to schedule a 1:1 appointment.

Biosafety Office Hours

1st Wednesdays @ 1pm, 3rd Tuesdays @ 9am
Question and answer sessions on BioRAFT coinciding with regularly scheduled General Biosafety webinar sessions. The question, answer, and guidance will follow the trainings, starting roughly one hour after the meeting times noted, for those who are not in need of refreshing their biosafety training.

Biosafety Resources

Open All Tabs

2021 IBC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadlines Meeting Dates
Monday, January 6, 2021 Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Thursday, February 18, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Thursday, March 18, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Thursday, April 15, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Thursday, May 20, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Thursday, June 17, 2021
Wednesday,  June 30, 2021 Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Thursday, August 19, 2021
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Thursday, September 16, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Thursday, October 21, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Thursday, November 18, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Thursday, December 16, 2021
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Thursday, January 20, 2022