Clinical Pharmacology Unit Review
Institutional Biosafety Committee
EDUCATION and CONSULTING
Biologics raise new issues
Safe storage, handling, and disposal of gene-modified, biohazardous materials—these issues are among the many challenges for investigators and sponsors of research involving recombinant DNA. WIRB's IBC services can help your team navigate this complicated environment and protect the safety of staff, communities, and the environment.
More IBC experience
With WIRB, you will have the most experienced IBC partner out there. Since 2000, we have evaluated more than 130 human gene transfer protocols—probably more than any organization outside the FDA and NIH.
Your own local IBC
We set up and operate your institution's local IBC to comply with NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules. The IBC roster brings together prominent and experienced biosafety experts from around the country, with local members representing the institution and the surrounding community.
We can also help set up local IBCs outside the U.S. Our IBC Services group has successfully operated IBCs in eight countries in Africa, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Canada. If the study institution or sponsor receives U.S NIH funding for rDNA research, then the review must meet NIH requirements.
Education and consulting for IBCs
According to NIH Guidelines, institutions conducting rDNA research must assure appropriate training for IBC members. Our expert staff can help with training, establishment of standard operating procedures, review of national regulations, and other biosafety challenges.
Learn more about our Education and Consulting Services.
To learn more and discuss your IBCS needs,
IBC Services helps:
develop safe and workable product-handling plans, educate IRBs, and coordinate multisite start-ups.
identify useful solutions to facility needs, communicate with IRBs and the community, and fulfill regulatory responsibilities.
Hospitals and clinics
promote the safety of workers, patients, and visitors; manage institutional biological risk policies; and augment local infection prevention efforts with national biosafety expertise.
understand their risks and learn to protect themselves.
volunteer in an informed and safe research environment.
participate credibly in local review.
by minimizing biological hazards.
Contact us to learn about our IBC Services
Human gene transfer protocols reviewed
Year WIRB IBCS opened its doors
First university selects IBCS to review all human gene transfer protocols
IBCS reviews first pre-clinical stem cell protocol
IBCS first Canadian research site
IBCS serves first cGMP rDNA manufacturer IBCS has worked in 9 countries
NEWS AND EVENTS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does it take for IBC approval?
When is IBC review necessary?
Does IBC Services provide “central IBC” review?
How can I get started?
Where are the IBC regulations?
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