Do you work with Biohazardous Materials?

Biohazardous Materials include:
  1. DURC Program Manual
  2. DURC policy
  3. DURC links - http://www.phe.gov/s3/dualuse/Documents/durc-companion-guide.pdf and http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechnology-activities/biosecurity/dual-use-research-concern
  • Human cell lines; tissue; blood; or Other human/nonhuman Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)

Research invovling any of the above materials must be registered with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  Registering your work with the IBC will establish a level of biosafety containment for your laboratory and help ensure that your research is conducted in compliance with Biosafety Regulations.  Noncompliance may lead to suspension, limitation, or termination of funding to USC by the NIH, regardless of the source of funding for your project.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the IBC process, or see below for more information.

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Biosafety Essentials

Other Biosafety Resources