IBC Policies and Procedures

Faculty planning work with rDNA or synthetic nucleic acid molecules should review the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. NIH has revised the guidelines to cover explicitly certain types of basic and clinical research with nucleic acid molecules created solely by synthetic means. Certain classes of basic and clinical research with synthetic nucleic acids are now exempt. An extensive list of FAQ and other supporting guidance documents are available, as well as a table of animal experiments covered under the NIH guidelines.

Other helpful guidance documents and resources: