- WCU faculty, staff, or students involved in Recombinant DNA (r-DNA) molecules research
are required to follow established guidelines issued by the National Institutes of
Health (NIH). The Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules have
been published in the Federal Register (May 7, 1986, plus recent amendments).
- All research at WCU that involves r-DNA must be registered with and approved by the
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
- Principal investigators (PI) of any on-campus research or proposals for off-campus
r-DNA research funding must submit an application to the IBC prior to initiation of
- Extracted from University Policy 50
WCU Application for Recombinant DNA Research
Useful links from the National Institute of Health Office of Science Policy:
Request a Review
Please contact the Research Protections Officer Jennie Wyderko for information and to request a review of your research plan.