Policies and Procedures

NMSU ARP Chapter 11 Research and Intellectual Property  Part 6: Institutional Biosafety Committee

NMSU Biological Safety Manual [PDF: NMSU Biological Safety Manual (v.5.4)]

Regulations and Guidelines

  • The NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
    (NIH Guidelines)
  • CDC/NIH publication, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL, 5th ed.)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, including:
    • 29 CFR 1910.1200 (Hazard Communication)
    • 1910.1450 (Hazardous Chemicals)
    • 1910.1030 (Blood-borne Pathogens)
  • Select Agent Regulations (7 CFR 331.14, 9 CFR 121.14 and 42 CFR 73.14)
  • New Mexico Administrative Code Infectious Waste

IBC Meetings and Membership

IBC meetings are held quarterly and as needed to ensure timely reviews of research protocols. Contact Research Administration for the date of the next scheduled meeting and other meeting information.

IBC members are appointed by the Vice President for Research. Appointments are made with input from the committee and individuals with an interest in science, public health and community perspectives. To be considered as a committee member, send a notification with a CV, resume or biosketch to:

Research Administration, ATTN: IBC
New Mexico State University
MSC 3RES, P. O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Email: ovpr@nmsu.edu