Institutional biosafety process

Step 1

Prior to preparing proposals you should first contact the Research Operations Officer to determine which category your research would fall under. The categories are:

  • exempt (a proposal must still be submitted to the USQ IBC)
  • notifiable low risk dealing (NLRD)
  • licensed dealing not for intentional release (DNIR)
  • licensed dealings for intentional release (DIR)
  • all projects involving GMOs or materials subject to the Office of Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) regulations must proceed via the USQ IBC.

Step 2

The Research Operations Officer will advise you as to which  form will be required to be completed.

Step 3

Submit your completed application and any supporting documentation to the Research Operations Officer for review of research conduct matters. 

Step 4

 Submit your completed application and any supporting documentation to the USQ IBC Services Officer

Step 5

Your application will be assessed by the USQ Institutional Biosafety Committee. 

 Refer to the Meeting dates web page for further information on submission and meeting dates.