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Institutional Biosafety Committee

If you want to use recombinant DNA or pathogens in your research, you must submit an application for review and approval to the Chair of the Biosafety Committee.  The Biosafety Committee Chair will determine if your application requires full committee review and schedule a meeting, as needed.

The IBC provides guidance to University researchers who use recombinant DNA or biological agents in their research. The mission of the IBC is to ensure that research is conducted within existing laws and guidelines that aim to protect the workers, the general public, and the environment.

Manual & Application

IBC Policies and Procedures

Guidelines for Submission and Review of IBC Applications

IBCApplication Forms

Contacts for IBC

Mr. William (Bill) Holmes, Chair

Dr. Andrei Chistoserdov, BSO and Alternate Chair

Researchers who wish to use or collect human body fluids should contact Joey Pons, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at 337-482-5357 or

Additional IBC Resources

IBC Information for UL Lafayette Graduate Students

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

Recombinant DNA Guidelines

Does your research raise security concerns?

Dual use Research of Concern

Laboratory Biosafety Manual, WHO, 2004

NIH Office of Biosafety, Biosecurity and Emerging Biotechnology

NIH - Laboratory Safety Monograph