New Protocols, Cloning & Renewals
Creating New Protocols
IBC approval is required for new protocols involving activities using recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, infectious agents, and/or biologically derived toxins. See an extensive step-by-step process for creating new protocols.
Cloning & Renewals
Purpose of Cloning
Cloning can be used to make three-year renewals easier, but can also be used as a template for new protocols that will have common elements, including personnel, standard operating procedures (SOPs), etc.
Submit a Three-Year Renewal
Submit a clone of the previous IBC application in eProtocol for full committee review at least two months before the expiration date to avoid a lapse in approval. See Meetings and Submission Deadlines.
You may clone the previous protocol and revise with updated information instead of recreating the entire protocol. We will send instructions for how to do this along with your renewal notice.
When you clone a protocol, it will generate a new unique protocol ID.
To help us track this updated information within your application, include the ID of the protocol that was cloned for renewal in the "Legacy Protocol ID" field found in the "Study Objective" section.
Even after a renewal has been submitted, eProtocol will continue to send automated expiration notices.
Failing to Complete a Renewal
If you allow the protocol to expire, we will classify the study as "inactive." All activities involving recombinant/synthetic nucleic acid (r/sNA) molecules, infectious agents, and biological toxins must cease if you have a lapse in IBC approval.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-2161 for guidance on reactivating a study.