Institutional Biosafety Committee

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Institutional Biosafety Committee

An Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) serves an important role for an institution to ensure biological material used in research is conducted safely, adheres to regulatory guidelines and required for institutions conducting research using recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. Since the United States government made it a requirement for institutions to form an IBC to provide oversight and review over rsDNA research, IBCs have expanded to review and oversee research, training and education using biological materials.  


Rowan University Faculty, Staff and Students - To access the internal Rowan University IBC website please click this link: Rowan IBC - Internal


General Inquiries to the IBC

If you have any questions, concerns, or assistance related to the IBC, its function or other situations related to the IBC, please send an email to Rowan IBC Administration with your inquiry. If you are from the general public, please use the above email to send in your inquiry to the IBC Administration.

For information about laboratory biosafety requirements, please visit the Rowan University Environmental Health and Safety office webpage. Biosafety Level practices and procedures can be found on the webpage, and Rowan EHS works closely with IBC to ensure biological research at Rowan University is conducted in a safe and sound manner.

Rowan IBC Administration is located at the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in the Office of Research Compliance, Division of University Research. 

The IBC meetings will take place each month, but in some instances and for the summer, meeting dates may vary. The meetings are usually located at Rowan University Glassboro Campus, Education (James) Hall, Glassboro, NJ 08028. There are instances where the meeting location may change, and if you need to confirm where the meeting location will be, please send an email request to Rowan IBC Administration prior to the day of the meeting. Submissions for review must be received via e-mail no later than two weeks before the meeting date. Submission and meeting dates are listed below:


Meeting Date Deadline Meeting Location
July 7, 2023 June 23, 2022 Webex
August 4, 2023 July 21, 2023 Webex
September 8, 2023 August 21, 2023 Webex
October 6, 2023 September 18, 2023 Webex
November 3, 2023 October 16, 2023 Webex
December 1, 2023 November 13, 2023 Webex