Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) courses below fulfill training requirements of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Minnesota Regents Policy.
These training modules include quiz questions and University-specific biological safety information. All modules are administered and tracked through the Training Hub and you must have a University of Minnesota x500 to log in.
|Course||Course Number||Who is Required to Complete the Course|
|Biological Safety in the Lab||UHS122||All laboratory staff must complete this course once.|
|Implementation of NIH Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acids Guidelines||UHS124||All laboratory staff working with r/sNA must complete this course once.|
|Bloodborne Pathogens Annual OSHA Requirement||UHS110||
Must complete this course every year if you are laboratory staff working with:
Provides an overview of information researchers will need to remain in compliance with the policies and requirements of the IBC and the University's Biosafety Program.
Complete this course once.
Familiarizes the principal investigator (PI) and lab personnel with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.
Complete this course once if you work with r/sNA.
Training for personnel working with human/zoonotic infectious agents, blood/fluids/cells from humans or non-human primates.
- every year if you work with blood/fluids/cells from humans or non-human primates or human or zoonotic infectious agents.
- only once if you work with any other infectious agent
Completing these courses meets the requirements of:
- OSHA'sBloodborne Pathogens Standard
- IBC requirements for faculty, staff, students, and volunteers
After you complete a training module, the courses should appear in the Personnel Information section of your IBC application in eProtocol. To view the training courses for each staff member, click on their name, and then click twice on the double arrows to the far right of "Training Details.”
If personnel have taken the training but it isn't listed, include each unlisted training module's name and date of completion in the box for "training that is not indicated above" for all personnel (click on their name).
** If admin staff will not be working within the laboratory and will not be placed in situations under which exposure to biological agents might occur training is not required. If this is the case, please report this in the "training that is not indicated above” section.
Educational resources are being developed.
For questions regarding training content or technical issues, contact UHS at (612) 626-6002 or email@example.com.
For questions regarding training requirements, contact the IBC at (612) 626-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.