Protocol Submission

Submitting documentation to the IBC for review is done in numerous ways.  It's important to understand that an EHS Risk Assessment Document may be requested from the Investigator regardless of the type of research.  Additionally, you will also be subject to completing an IBC Registration Document in order to comply with NIH Guidelines.  

Animal Research:
If you are performing animal research, you will be required to submit an Animal Care & Use Protocol (ACUP) to the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC). Submissions are done by visiting the KUMC Office of Animal Welfare (OLAW) website.  Your protocol will automatically be sent to the EHS for review. If warranted, EHS will add your protocol to the next IBC Agenda and you will be informed as to the decision.

Human Research:
If you are performing clinical trials or human research, you will be required to submit your protocol to the Human Subjects Committee (HSC) that acts as the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Submissions are done by visiting the HSC website.  Your protocol will automatically be sent to the EHS for review. If warranted, EHS will add your protocol to the next IBC Agenda and you will be informed as to the decision. 

Bench-top Research:
If you are performing bench-top research, you must submit an EHS Risk Assessment Document to the Environment, Health & Safety Office (EHS) for review. EHS Risk Assessment Documents are found on the EHS website and submissions are done by emailing them to ehs@kumc.edu.  If warranted, EHS will add your protocol to the next IBC Agenda and you will be informed as to the decision.


Post Approval

Investigators must be prepared to have a laboratory inspection or audit preformed.  The NIH requires the Biosafety Officer at each entity to perform these audits for compliance according to the NIH Guidelines. The audits usually take no longer than 15 minutes and are considered a vital aspect to regulation adherence.

Last modified: Mar 21, 2014
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