The purpose of the Illinois State University Biosafety Program is to protect the faculty, staff and students from exposure to biohazardous materials. Illinois State University is taking precautionary measures to guard against the release of biohazardous materials that may harm humans, animals, plants or the environment.
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) develops, reviews, and updates guidelines describing standard procedures for the use of biohazards. IBC also wants to protect the integrity of experiment being conducted at the University. The Institutional Biosafety Committee will see that the proper training resources are available along with making sure that medical surveillance, hazard identification, and recordkeeping are being utilized in the laboratories. The IBC will review resources within the laboratory for safety compliance. All research will be reviewed by Research Ethics and Compliance that involves biohazards, regardless of its source of financial support. All research must be approved by the IBC and must conform to the IBC policies and procedures.