Insitutional Biosafety Committee
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for reviewing all University research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, students, and/or visiting scientists on Montana State University Billings property that involve the use of biohazardous materials (human pathogens, regulated animal and plant pathogens, biological toxins, and recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids). The purpose of these reviews is to ensure that all activities involving biohazardous materials and the facilities used to conduct such work are in compliance with all external regulations and applicable University policies.
All persons involved in a potentially biologically hazardous activity must share biosafety responsibility by mindfully conducting research and reporting incidents and biologically hazardous circumstances. They must also keep the supervisor informed of any condition which could make the work more hazardous to themselves or others.