Institutional BioSafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for reviewing, approving, and overseeing all projects performed at LSUHSC which involve biological materials that are a potential hazard to investigators or research subjects. The PI is responsible for renewing their Biosafety protocol each year by submitting an annual update. Committee review and approval of annual updates is done annually.

2018-2019 Institutional Biosafety Committee Roster
The IBC meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. If there are no new protocols or revisions to be reviewed, an email meeting will take place

2019 Calendar for all LSUHSC-Shreveport Assurance Committees (PDF Format)

NIH Membership Compliance
LSUHSC-S IBC is a registered member of the National Institutes of Health Office of Biotechnology Activities (NIH OBA). The IBC is responsible for providing an annual report to OBA for compliance purposes. The current approval date is March 22, 2017. 

IBC Submissions & Forms:

Please complete and return all forms (except the Chemical Hygiene Plan) to Suzie Golas in the Office of Research; Room F1-29A in the BRI.   All submissions are due by the first Tuesday of the month at noon. Please see the 2017 Assurance Committee Calendar above for all Assurance Committee deadlines and meeting dates.


IBC Protocol Form 

IBC Annual Update Form - REVISED 10/1/15
Annual Updates are due each year for all active protocols. A biological inventory is required to be submitted with the annual update each year. Reminder emails with the form are sent to the PI’s and Business Managers 30 days prior to their assigned month’s due date.


Alphabet Letter






C – D


E – G


H – J


K – L




N – P


Q – R




T – V


W - Z

Add/Change Active Protocol
If you need to add or make a change to your active protocol, please submit a memo to the Office of Research; Room F1-29A  BRI stating the changes.

If you need to withdraw your protocol or terminate your active protocol, please submit a memo to the Office of Research; Room F1-29A  BRI requesting the withdrawal or termination.

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Biosafety & Laboratory Training:

Training is mandatory within 90 days of hire for all personnel that work in or around laboratories and is required for all personnel that have not previously passed the training sessions.

Personnel are required to take refresher training according to the following schedule:

  • Bloodborne Pathogen - every year
  • Laboratory/Chemical Safety - every two years
  • Biological Safety - ever two years.

All Biosafety & Laboratory Training is done online through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). To complete the necessary training online please click here.

If you would prefer to have live training by one of our Safety Officers, please contact the Office of Safety Services at ext: 3.3450.

Policies and Guidelines:

IBC Standard Operating Procedures

Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Express Assumption of Risks & Hold Harmless Agreement - Minors Working in Laboratories

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules

Biosafety in Microbiologiocal and Biomedical Laboratories – 5thEdition


LSU Health Shreveport Office of Safety Services
NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities
Federal Select Agent Program
Select Agents Regulations

Select Agents and Toxins List
Select Agents Exclusions
Permissible Toxin Amounts


Contact Information:

David McGee, Ph.D. - IBC Chairman
Associate Professor in Department of Microbiology & Immunology
ext: 5.8138

Michael Stroud– Director of Campus Safety
ext: 5.4753

Suzie Golas- IACUC Coordinator
Office of Research
ext: 5.4109


Want to learn more about the IBC? Please check out our PowerPoint!

LSUHSC-S Institutional Biosafety Committee (Microsoft PowerPoint)