Posted On April 23, 2020
EH&S Webpage: Research Safety & COVID-19
Our friends in UCLA Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) have developed a webpage for COVID-19 research-related information. Topics covered on the site include: Essential Research Application Contacts Social Distancing in Labs Lab Ramp-Down ...
Posted On December 19, 2019
EH&S Training Reminder
Annual EH&S safety training expires on December 31st. EH&S sends automated reminders for expiring safety training. If you or any of your lab members have expired training, it may delay ...
Posted On October 28, 2019
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office of Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Saturday, December 21, 2019 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Please ...
Posted On October 21, 2019
Important Change to IBC Renewal Process in SafetyNet
We are pleased to announce a change to the IBC 3-year BUA review process, effective October 25, 2019. This change is intended to minimize burden and confusion within the research ...
Posted On September 5, 2019
New UCLA Biosafety Officer
Please see the below announcement from Assistant Vice Chancellor for EH&S Colin Dimock regarding the new UCLA Biosafety Officer, Christine Tafoya. September 5, 2019 It is with great pleasure that we at ...
Posted On June 6, 2019
Updated and New Biosafety SOPs
UCLA’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) works with Environment, Health & Safety to maintain a set of standardized Biosafety SOPs available to campus research labs. As a part of the 2018 ...
Posted On March 22, 2019
IBC POLICY UPDATE
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has updated the Policy, Registration of Transgenic Animals. Changes to the Policy are largely administrative, reflecting updates published in the 2016 NIH Guidelines for Research ...
Posted On December 19, 2018
Campus Comment Period Open for Revised UCLA Policies 990 and 992
The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has revised UCLA Policies 990 (Use of Animals in Research, Teaching, and Testing) and 992 (Use of Biohazardous Materials and Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic ...
Posted On November 13, 2018
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2018-19 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2018-19 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Saturday, December 22, 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Please be ...
Posted On July 24, 2018
NEW IBC POLICY: Transport of Animals Containing Biohazardous Materials
The IBC has approved a new Policy: Transport of Animals Containing Biohazardous Materials. The goal of this policy is to minimize the number of live biohazardous animals that are removed ...
Posted On June 18, 2018
IBC Office Hours
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Administrative Staff are now available for in-person assistance during weekly office hours: Who? IBC Manager Christine Bruton When? Wednesday afternoons, 2:00 – 5:00 pm Where? CHS 17-132A We encourage you to stop ...
Posted On June 11, 2018
NEW IBC POLICY – 30-day Comment Period
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is working to formalize the previously unwritten guidance regarding transport of biohazardous animals into a Policy. The draft Policy – Transport of Animals Containing Biohazardous ...
Posted On April 11, 2018
Reminder of IBC Training Requirements
The IBC would like to remind you that all team members listed on your BUA must be up-to-date on all required safety trainings. Failure to meet this requirement may result in untrained individuals being ...
Posted On April 6, 2018
Spring 2018 EH&S Newsletter
I’d like to forward the Spring 2018 Newsletter published by UCLA EH&S, which summarizes recent changes that have been made to the EH&S Biosafety Program. If you have any questions regarding ...
Posted On January 11, 2018
Important SafetyNet Updates
There are some exciting changes planned for SafetyNet which will ultimately help to streamline the IBC review process and reduce the administrative burden to researchers. These changes involve revisions to ...
Posted On November 15, 2017
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2017-2018 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2017-2018 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23, 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Please ...
Posted On November 8, 2017
CDPH Medical Waste Inspections Continue Today
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) inspections will continue today, November 8th. State inspectors were not able to cover the following locations: Doris and Louis Factor Health Sciences Building, ...
Posted On October 24, 2017
Week 4 of National Biosafety Month
As National Biosafety Month continues, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the Biosafety Site Visit and Consultation process. As described in Chapter 11 of the ...
Posted On October 17, 2017
Week 3 of National Biosafety Month
As National Biosafety Month continues, we would like to announce a new set of 34 safety SOPs developed by EH&S Biosafety and the IBC. The SOPs cover a range of ...
Posted On October 16, 2017
Week 2 of National Biosafety Month
As noted in last week’s announcement, October is National Biosafety Month. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the IBC’s purview. The IBC reviews and approves applications ...
Posted On October 15, 2017
October is National Biosafety Month
For the fourth consecutive year, the National Institutes of Health has designated October as National Biosafety Month. This year’s theme is promoting biosafety through good governance. During the month of ...
Posted On October 9, 2017
Integration of SafetyNet and Worksafe
We are pleased to announce that SafetyNet is now integrated with Worksafe, the EH&S system for tracking trainings. You will notice several changes when you login to SafetyNet. Team Members popup ...
Posted On October 9, 2017
Announcement of UCLA Institutional Biosafety Plan
On behalf of the Biosafety Division of UCLA Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and the UCLA Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), we are pleased to present the UCLA Institutional Biosafety Plan. ...
Posted On August 21, 2017
New Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) website
I am pleased to inform you that we have launched a new website for Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC): http://rsawa.research.ucla.edu/dure Dual use research refers to scientific activities conducted for legitimate ...
Posted On May 19, 2017
UCLA’s Commitment to Research Safety
Laboratory safety is important to all of us at UCLA. A culture of safety is not only essential to the successful and responsible conduct of research, but also to our ...
Posted On April 28, 2017
NEW IBC VISITOR POLICY
The IBC has developed a new Visitor Policy, available at the IBC Visitor Policy web page. The objective of this policy is to identify the conditions under which visitors (as ...
Posted On April 21, 2017
NEW POLICY: Use of Glass Pipettes in BSL-2 or Higher Laboratories
The IBC has developed a new policy titled Use of Glass Pipettes in BSL-2 or Higher Laboratories. This policy addresses the risk that glass pipettes could break and become a ...
Posted On January 27, 2017
Introducing Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA)
In 2009, the Office of Animal Research Oversight (OARO) was established following dissolution of the Office for Protection of Research Subjects. With the creation of OARO, the ARC administrative staff ...
Posted On January 26, 2017
NEW POLICY: Use of AAV Vectors in Rodents
The IBC has developed a new policy titled Use of Replication-Defective Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors in Rodents. This policy addresses the risk of recombinant DNA shed into the bedding of rodents ...
Posted On December 5, 2016
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IBC Amendments
Since the October 2015 launch of the IBC online system, SafetyNet, the IBC has continued to accept a limited number of amendment applications for change in personnel using the old ...
Posted On November 30, 2016
Deadline for December IBC Meeting
Due to activities related to ORA’s upcoming move from the Kinross Building to 10889 Wilshire Blvd, the IBC online system, SafetyNet, will be unavailable from Friday, December 2, 2016 at ...
Posted On October 26, 2016
IBC Policy on Glass Pipette Usage
The IBC has reviewed a number of recent injuries/exposures involving broken glass pipettes in laboratories. Per the BSL2 standard microbiological practices described in the CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical ...
Posted On August 11, 2016
Change in RAC Review for Human Gene Transfer (HGT) Studies
The latest version of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules changes the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) review process for human gene transfer ...
Posted On May 6, 2016
Zika Virus Research at UCLA
The UCLA Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has developed the attached guidance document to address emerging health and safety concerns associated with Zika virus research being conducted at UCLA. The IBC ...
Posted On May 6, 2016
Revisions to the NIH Guidelines Related to HGT Studies
Effective April 27, 2016, the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) has been revised to update the procedures for review of human gene ...
Posted On December 15, 2015
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2015-2016 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2015-2016 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016. Please ...
Posted On October 27, 2015
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: New IBC System (SafetyNet) Launch
After several months of working with multiple stakeholder groups, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new IBC online system, SafetyNet. This system will replace Forms 1, 2, ...
Posted On October 8, 2015
October is National Biosafety Stewardship Month
The NIH Office of Science Policy has announced that October 2015 is National Biosafety Stewardship Month – see the attached letter from NIH Associate Director for Science Policy Carrie Wolinetz. ...
Posted On May 6, 2015
UCLA IBC Review of Human Gene Transfer (HGT) Protocols Transitions to WIRB
The UCLA Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) would like to announce the transition of Human Gene Transfer (HGT) reviews to Western IRB’s Institutional Biosafety Committee Services (IBCS). WIRB will provide primary review ...
Posted On November 21, 2014
Office of Research Administration (ORA) 2014-2015 Winter Holiday Closure
The Office Research Administration (ORA) will observe UCLA’s 2014-2015 Winter Holiday Closure. ORA will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015. Please ...
Posted On September 16, 2014
UCLA Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Compliance Training
UCLA Investigators working with biohazardous materials are required to comply with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids (NIH Guidelines). To ensure compliance, the UCLA Institutional ...
Posted On September 11, 2014
September is National Biosafety Stewardship Month
The NIH Director has announced the launch of National Biosafety Stewardship Month. During the month of September, NIH grantee institutions have been encouraged to reexamine current biosafety policies and procedures, ...
Posted On August 29, 2014
Important News from the NIH Program on Biosecurity and Biosafety Policy
NIH Announces the launch of “National Biosafety Stewardship Month” – Recent reports of lapses in biosafety practices involving Federal laboratories have served to remind us of the importance of constant ...
Posted On March 3, 2014
IBC website has moved
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) website has moved and is now available at http://ora.research.ucla.edu/SafetyCommittee/IBC/Pages/index.aspx. Please bookmark this page for easy access. In the coming months, we plan to enhance the information ...
Posted On October 23, 2013
2014 IBC Meeting Calendar
Please find attached the IBC Meeting Calendar for 2014. Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Please note that all applications must go through ...
Posted On September 18, 2013
Welcome to the OIBC Listserv
On behalf of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) – Office of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (OIBC), we would like to welcome you to the OIBC Investigators listserv. As you ...