Applicants whose classroom instruction or research will require IBC review are encouraged to read the following documents on biosafety policies and procedures in addition to receiving specific biosafety training. Applicants may be required to reference specific sections of these documents as part of the protocol review.

NIH-OBA "Investigator Responsibilities" Brochure

Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules 

Microorganisms and Bological Toxins

Human and Mammalian tissue, including Blood, Body Fluids

Materials Transfer Agreements (MTAs)

  • Dickinson has a new arrangement with Addgene to speed up the filing and signing of MTA's with electronic signatures. Going forward, just use your regular Dickinson email when sending a request to Addgene; no need to notify the IBC or IBC Adminsitrator you are doing so. Notices of pending MTA's will automatically come to Glen Peterman's (IBC Administrator) email from Addgene so he can electronically approve and sign on behalf of the College. This should quicken the process for you so you can obtain what you need from Addgene in a timely fashion.