Institutional Biosafety Committee

Membership: A minimum of five members appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to include: a) two individuals who shall not be affiliated with the institution (apart from their membership on the Institutional Biosafety Committee) and who represent the interest of the surrounding community with respect to health and protection of the environment (e.g., officials of state or local public health or environmental protection agencies, members of other local governmental bodies, or persons active in medical, occupational health, or environmental concerns in the community); b) Arkansas Tech University faculty experts representing those labs performing experiments utilizing recombinant DNA; and c) others as deemed necessary to ensure compliance with National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines.

Function: To provide institutional oversight and reporting in compliance with National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines for all funded research utilizing recombinant DNA technologies; to review recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecule research conducted at or sponsored by the institution for compliance with NIH guidelines and approving those research projects that are found to conform with the NIH guidelines. Meetings will occur as needed but at least annually.

For membership, click here then open the current Standing Committees Membership document.