The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for reviewing and approving all research involving rDNA and/or infectious agents or toxins. Committee functions are administrated through the Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety (OACIB) within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

The goal of the OACIB is to facilitate the protocol writing/review process for the investigator and to ensure compliance of rDNA and infectious agent research with federal regulations. OACIB accepts all protocol submissions, coordinates protocol review, notifies the investigator of the outcome of protocol review and works with investigators during the protocol writing/review process.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding the use of rDNA and/or infectious agents or toxins in research

IBC Announcements

Grants and Contracts Sponsored Program Expenditures Reports Available

Dec 11

This announcement applies to Chicago only.

The UIC Office of Grants and Contracts has published the “Analysis of Sponsored Program Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2013 – 2017” on the OBFS website.

While the overall reporting format has not changed, the OVCR Grants and Contracts Office has published this report in both PDF and Excel formats to facilitate further analysis by units.

2017 OVCR Holiday Schedules

Nov 7

Office of Research Services (ORS) 2017 Holiday Schedule

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Monday, December 25th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project activities - applications and related documents due prior to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - please be advised of the following internal deadlines:

Open Membership Research Workshops

Apr 5

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research invites you to participate in our open membership research workshops related to the UIC “Research Strengths and Themes” that will help develop the areas or subareas of UIC faculty research in emerging funding opportunities.

MTEC Funding Opportunities for Faculty

Mar 10

UIC is a member of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC).  This relatively new enterprise will provide funding opportunities in the following areas of research that may be of interest:

IBC Deadlines

Submit New Protocol to IBC 2/8/18 Meeting

Jan 24

Deadline to Submit New Protocol*
Meeting Date
Notify PI By
 February January 24, 2018 February 8, 2018 February 15, 2018

Submit New Protocol to IBC 3/8/18 Meeting

Feb 21

Deadline to Submit New Protocol*
Meeting Date
Notify PI By
 March February 21, 2018 March 8, 2018 March 15, 2018

Submit New Protocol to IBC 4/12/18 Meeting

Mar 28

Deadline to Submit New Protocol*
Meeting Date
Notify PI By
 April March 28, 2018 April 12, 2018 April 19, 2018