IBC Activities Requiring Review

The IBC establishes, recommends, and/or approves policies on the proper use of biological materials including, but not limited to:

  • recombinant/synthetic DNA,

  • creation of transgenic animals and plants,

  • agents infectious for humans, animals or plants (including bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi),

  • human/primate sourced materials (including human and primate tissue culture cell lines, blood, serum, plasma, unfixed cells, other potentially infectious materials (OPIM per Cal OSHA),

  • animals exposed to or infected with recombinant/synthetic DNA,

  • biologically active agents (e.g. toxins) that may cause disease in other living organisms or cause significant impact to the environment or community.

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If your research does not involve biological material, no registration is required. Examples include:

  • Environmental soil or water samples

  • Proteins (except prions or biological toxins) purchased from a vendor and used outside of living organisms

  • Chemicals or nanoparticles without a biological rDNA, or SNA component


csuf IBC meeting schedule

These dates may be subject to change. Researchers should check this site frequently to view up-to-date information about meeting and/or submission deadlines.

   Submission Deadline  IBC Meeting
September 2023   NO MEETING
October 2023 10/09/23 10/27/23
November 2023   NO MEETING
December 2023 11/27/23 12/15/23
January 2024   NO MEETING
February 2024 02/02/24 02/23/24
March 2024 03/01/24 03/22/24
April 2024 04/05/24 04/26/24
May 2024 04/26/24 05/17/24
June/July/August 2024   NO MEETING