Institutional BioSafety Committee

Bates College is committed to insuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and the community as we conduct or oversee research endeavors.  Years ago, the college created the Biosafety Committee to comply with federal guidelines on review of research protocols under BSL-1 and BSL-2 levels.  

This committee is composed of at least five members who monitor and oversee all research and educational activities involving biological hazards, including recombinant DNA molecules, select agent and toxins, and other infectious agents performed at the college. The committee is responsible for review and approval of all protocols that involve biohazardous agents; ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines; and provide guidance to the Bates community on biosafety policies and procedures.

The IBC will meet as appropriate to review and approve protocols but at a minimum of yearly to review annual renewals.