Institutional Committees

NBACC’s Institutional Committees support different aspects of research at NBACC. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Institutional Review Committee (IRC) are governed by federal law and regulations, and the Institutional Safety Committee (ISC) was formed to support our culture of safety and best practices. Please explore the links below for a summary of the roles and responsibilities of each committee.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

NBACC is dedicated to excellence in research. The use of animals in research at the NBACC is closely scrutinized and animals are only used when non-animal alternatives (e.g., in vitro systems, computer modeling) are unable to…

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The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

NBACC’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with the responsibility for the review, approval and surveillance of all research involving the use of recombinant nucleic acids (i.e., DNA and RNA) including synthetic nucleic acid molecules and genetically altered organisms…

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The Institutional Safety Committee (ISC).

NBACC is managed, operated, sustained, and enhanced in a way that creates and maintains a strong safety culture. In support of this safety culture, NBACC’s Institutional Safety Committee (ISC) provides an avenue to address all safety aspects of NBACC activities…

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The Institutional Review Committee (DURC/IRC).

NBACC’s Institutional Review Committee (IRC) reviews all scientific projects for dual use research of concern (DURC) and provides screening to ensure institutional and programmatic prerequisites are identified…

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