As you may know, the Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA) is no longer under the GTRC/GTARC organization, but is now included in the EVPR office. If you are sending email to associates in ORIA, and you are using the GTRI/GTRC mail system, you may find that your messages are not delivered. This is likely due to your mail client cache. If you experience bounced messages when sending to ORIA emails, please clear your auto-complete cache in your local Outlook client (e.g. https://its.unl.edu/emailhome/clear-e-mail-cache). After clearing your cache - resend the message. If you still receive a bounce back or if you do not hear back from ORIA, please contact us via phone or Teams to make sure your message was received.
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with reviewing all registrations for research, teaching, and training that involve the use of recombinant DNA and synthetic nucleic acid molecules (rDNA) at Georgia Tech. The committee also ensures that proposed activities comply with all federal regulations and policies governing these activities.
The IBC is constituted in accordance with the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Research involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. Members are appointed by the Georgia Tech Vice President for Research Development and Operations. The IBC generally meets monthly and as needed to review registrations proposing use of rDNA.
The Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA) provides administrative support to the committee and is responsible for maintaining Georgia Tech’s registration with the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Science Policy.
All activities involving rDNA must be approved in advance of their initiation.
Prerequisites for Approval
The following prerequisites are required for IBC Protocol Approval
- All individuals listed on the application (including the PI) must be up-to-date with all required training.
- All individuals listed on the application (including the PI) must be enrolled in the Biosafety Occupational Health Program.
- A successful biosafety lab inspection must have occurred within the past year.
- PI must submit a current Biological Risk Assessment along with the registration.