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Oklahoma State University
University Research Compliance

A unit in the Division of the Vice President for Research

Biosafety - Getting Started

Getting Started

Oklahoma State University has an obligation to ensure that activities involving biohazardous material, as defined in the university’s Institutional Biosafety Policy, are conducted safely and in accordance with applicable regulations, laws, and required guidelines. The University accepts this responsibility and has established certain requirements that may exceed provisions set forth in federal regulations and required guidelines. OSU’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with ensuring that the university remains in compliance with applicable regulations, laws, and required guidelines. The IBC oversees all research and instructional activities involving the use of biohazardous materials, and the facilities used to conduct such work. Noncompliance places researchers and the university in jeopardy, and may cause the university to lose federal funding for certain activities.