Institutional Biosafety Committee

To follow the rules and regulation implemented by Government of India, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) of IFTM University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh has been established as per Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, Guidelines. The main goals of IBSC's are to safeguard the general public and the environment from the negative effects of the proposed study as well as to ensure the safety of the Laboratory Technicians, Students, Research Scholars, Faculty Members and Researchers engaged in biological research at IFTM University. Projects involving recombinant DNA, pathogens, human materials (specimen's repositories), and other potentially infectious material, as well as transgenic animals and genetically modified plants and seeds, bacterial and viral vector-based transfections, are all subject to review by the IBSC. The IBSC offers advice on issues relating to the prevention of biohazards brought on using microbiological agents, their vectors, and associated research. The IBSC will assess the application provided by the principal investigator along with any accompanying documentation to determine whether to approve or recommend the proposed experiments. This review and oversight include an independent assessment of the proposed biosafety containment level for the work as well as an evaluation of the research team's facilities, protocols, practices, training, and experience in conjunction with the biological safety officer. The IBSC must get together at least twice annually to discuss the progress of initiatives involving recombinant DNA, human materials, and biohazards. The Chairman and Member Secretary must make sure that there are consistent meetings. Depending on the needs of the projects, there may be more than two meetings. During the meetings, the IBSC members are expected to look into the following:
1. Action taken on the decisions of the earlier IBSC meetings.
2. Characterization of work and approval as per risk category.
3. Evaluation of projects and direction to submission for appropriate agencies for approvals.
4. Maintaining procedures and other approval requirements.
Since the IBSC is a Statutory Committee that functions from the institution's premises and is thus in a position to carry out on-site examination, assessment, and monitoring of adherence to the biosafety requirements, its job acquires importance in the regulatory framework. The constitution of committee is as follow:
1. Chairman
2. Member Secretary
3. Biosafety Officer
4. DBT Nominee
5. Outside Expert
6. Internal Members

Contact: Prof. Arun Kumar Mishra
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