Institutional Biosafety

Mosquito Research in a lab


  • 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 the study.

- Extracted from University Policy 50

WCU Application for Recombinant DNA Research

Useful links from the National Institute of Health Office of Science Policy:

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Please contact the Research Protections Officer Jennie Wyderko for information and to request a review of your research plan.

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