Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) recognizes the need to protect faculty, staff, students, and the community from hazards involving the use of biohazardous material (hazardous biological material) at the University. SIUE, therefore, will comply with the most recent versions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) "Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories," the "United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern," and other appropriate state and federal regulations/guidelines.
This policy applies to all University employees and students conducting research and/or educational activities with known or suspected biohazardous material. Responsibility for assuring compliance with the standards for use of biohazardous material shall rest with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The Associate Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School is responsible for monitoring changes in applicable laws or regulations, for advising the IBC and the faculty of such changes and for recommending modifications to University policy concerning use of biohazardous material.