If your study involves biohazards, used in vivo or in vitro, then it must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) through the submission of a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application or a Request for Change to a BUA. This is ensures that biohazardous materials are handled properly from receipt, through use and disposal.
Unlike the IACUC there is no designated member review process, and all BUAs and/or changes must be approved at a convened meeting. IBC meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month. A complete and accurate BUA Application or Request for Change to the BUA must be received twenty-eight days prior to the meeting to be considered at that month’s meeting. More detailed information can be found here.