Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Biological Safety Division - Institutional BioSafety Committee (IBC)

Deadlines & Meeting Dates | Pre-reviews
Forms & Submission Information
| Resources | Contacts


The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is composed of faculty and staff members from each of the five schools at the UT Health Science Center and two community members. The IBC serves in an advisory and consultative capacity to the President and the Vice President for Research, works with the Environmental Health & Safety Office in matters pertaining to hazards of a biological nature; reviews and approves/disapproves applications to work with biohazardous agents, advises on the safe receipt, use, storage, and disposal of potentially hazardous biological agents; may review plans for areas designated to be constructed or remodeled for biohazardous work; establishes criteria and monitors adherence to these criteria for the use of biohazardous agents and facilities designed for use with such agents.



IBC Deadlines and Meeting Dates
Deadline for Submission2 Meeting
4 weeks prior
to meeting date
3 weeks prior
to meeting date
2nd Tuesday
of the month
1Pre-Review Deadline - Deadline for applications to be in EH&S for pre-review
2Deadline for Submission - all clarifications noted during pre-review must be addressed by submission date




Protocol Pre-reviews:
To facilitate review and approval, Valerie Fey, Biological Safety Manager is available to pre-review your protocols. Once you complete and submit your electronic biosafety protocol, Ms. Fey will review the protocol and Emergency and spill response form. Make sure you submit your protocol by the Pre-review deadline date indicated on the submission schedule in the left-hand column. During the pre-review, any items that need clarification should be addressed before the application is forwarded to the Committee. All clarifications must be received three weeks prior to the scheduled IBC meeting in order to allow the Committee adequate time for review. During the pre-review process, an appointment will be made with you or your laboratory supervisor to review your laboratory facilities.



Forms and Submission Information

All biosafety applications should be submitted electronically through the EH&S Assistant.




Resources and Guidelines





Valerie Fey, M.S.
Biological Safety Manager
210-567-2955 (main line)
210-562-9058 (direct line)
Email: fey@uthscsa.edu


Michael A. Charlton, Ph.D.
Biological Safety Officer
Assistant VP for Risk Mgmt. & Safety


Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Mail code 7928
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229