Application Process


Principles and Concepts

This section defines biosafety concepts including biohazardous materials, virulence, route of entry, viability, infectious dose, concentration, immune status, and biosafety containment levels (BSL1-4 & ABSL1-4) and infectious agent Risk Groups (RG1-4).

Experiment Risk Assessment

The experimental risk assessment involves identifying, evaluating and determining the proper controls and containment of biological hazards.

These resources on biosafety topics are available to guide you in your evaluation of the risks associated with your research activities. Federal, state, and campus compliance information is available on the link below:

Acquisition of Biohazardous Materials

This section covers the MU process to acquire, purchase, gift/donate and exemption of biohazardous material. The process begins with the Permitted Individual Application Form  submittal to EHS.

ATTENTION:  All New and Renewal IBC applications must be submitted using eCompliance. Log into eCompliance to submit a new or renewal application:  https://ecompliance.missouri.edu/login

Note: If you are submitting a renewal application and would like a pdf version of your previously approved IBC protocol, please email ibc@missouri.edu and it will get emailed to you.

The documents below will no longer be accepted.

Institutional Biosafety Committee Protocol Instructions (Word)

Institutional Biosafety Committee Protocol Application Form (Word)