New Protocol, Amendment, or Continuing Review
To start the IBC review process, submit an application for activities involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, infectious agents, and/or biologically derived toxins.
We require new protocols for all new research proposals. After approved protocols are active for three years, you must submit a new protocol (which can be cloned from your current protocol) for review. While this is referred to as a "three-year renewal," it works the same way as submitting a new protocol.
You must submit all new applications (including three-year renewals) through eprotocol.umn.edu. For the purpose of IBC applications, principal investigators are defined/described in a University of Minnesota Regents policy.
Prior to panel assignment, OBAO/IBC administrative staff reviews new submissions as time permits. The OBAO/IBC administrative staff offers assistance in development of the IBC protocol and provides outreach to IBC committee members for expertise in special containment or procedure requirements.
If a submitted protocol or amendment requires more information or clarification, we will return the protocol with comments requesting clarification and/or corrections. This helps to prevent protocols from being deferred or stipulated for common problems.
The Administrative Return Notes Job Aid explains how to access return notes and resubmit the protocol. All returned protocols must be resubmitted for our review.
For assistance with the eProtocol system and in completing a new protocol:
- eProtocol information
- New Protocols, Cloning & Renewals section
- Job Aid: IBC eProtocol Navigation
- Within the eProtocol application pages, click the “Help” button on the upper right hand corner for page-specific help