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Major Responsibilities of the IBC

(NIH Guidelines Section IV-B-2-b) 

"Review recombinant DNA research conducted at or sponsored by the institution for compliance with the NIH Guidelines.....and approving those research projects that are found to conform with the NIH Guidelines." 

"Notify the Principal Investigator of the results of the Institutional Biosafety Committee's review and approval." 

"Periodically reviewing recombinant DNA research conducted at the institution to ensure compliance with the NIH Guidelines."  

"Adopting emergency plans covering accidental spills and personnel contamination resulting from recombinant DNA research." 

"Reporting any significant problems with or violations of the NIH Guidelines and any significant research-related accidents or illnesses to the appropriate institutional official and the NIH/OBA....."