IBC Training

The PI must complete CSU IBC Compliance Training module online prior to protocol submission. This training must be current for new applications, continuing reviews, and significant modifications.

Training access instructions:

This module describes the types of research involving biological materials that must be registered with the CSUF IBC, how the IBC will conduct a risk assessment for the proposed work, types of infectious agent risk groups and biosafety levels, basic lab practices and personal protective equipment, waste disposal requirements and reporting spills and accidental exposures.

Information for PIs on the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid MoleculesPDF File Opens in new window  will be discussed, specifically the Categories that apply to various types of experiments that utilize RDNA/SNA, since PIs will designate which category applies their proposed research.

After completing the training module, PIs should be able to:

  • Outline National Institute of Health (NIH) Guidelines for work with synthetic and recombinant DNA
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of university entities
  • Explain risk assessment and distinguish risk groups
  • Understand IBC authorization prior to initiating work
  • Outline waste requirements for synthetic and recombinant DNA
  • Report and respond to a biohazard incident

NOTE: There is no expiration date for the CSU IBC Compliance Training Module