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.
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