The Institutional Biological & Chemical (IBC) Safety Committee is responsible for ensuring that research carried out at WUSTL is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. The IBC oversees research involving recombinant DNA, infectious or potentially infectious agents, and/or hazardous chemicals.

Approval Process
New protocols, amendments, and renewal submissions must be submitted through the online myIBC application. If you need access to the system please email If you would like someone to be able to create, edit, or submit a protocol on your behalf please include this information in your email. Please visit Biological & Clinical Safety page for IBC Protocols Related resources.

Human gene transfer protocols are not submitted through myIBC. Instead, please submit the registration form by email to