Committee Composition & Expertise
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The NIH Guidelines state that the IBC must be composed of at no fewer than five members and the following are required members :
- least two members unaffiliated with the university other than their membership on the committee,
- an expert in plant biology and plant containment principles if work is this area is conducted,
- an expert in animal containment principles if work is this area is conducted,
- a human gene transfer expert if work in this area is conducted,
- a biological safety officer if large scale, or BSL3 or 4 work is conducted, and
- members with expertise in recombinant DNA (rDNA) or synthetic nucleic acid molecule research.
UIC IBC Composition
- The committee is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Institutional Official for the IBC. The composition is shown below:
- One chair- a scientist with expertise in molecular biology and/or microbiology.
- Scientific members with expertise in the areas of bacteriology, biochemistry, botany, medicine, molecular biology, physiology, veterinary medicine, and virology.
- Safety members with expertise in biosafety and other safety related areas.
- HGT/Clinical Trial expert reviewer (ad hoc)
- Two unaffiliated members.
- The committee is charged with reviewing and approving all research involving rDNA or synthetic nucleic acids and/or infectious agents/toxins.