UMass Boston expects all research will be performed with the highest safety standards to guarantee the safety of the public and state employees. The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with ensuring that research is performed in a safe environment and in accordance with guidelines circulated by the National Institutes of Health.
The IBC will review all research conducted at UMass Boston which involves recombinant DNA, infectious, or bio-hazardous agents. The IBC goals are to minimize the health risk of those who are involved in research using biohazardous materials; minimize the risk to the university and environment; and meet regulatory requirements.
The ORSP is responsible for assisting the IBC in implementing university workplace Environment, Health, and Safety policies that comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines.