Office of the Vice Provost for Research is responsible for ensuring that the policies and directives of the IBC are enforced.
The Temple University Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are responsible for the regulation and monitoring of all University research on or involving human subjects. The IRB must ensure that all federal and state regulatory requirements are met by the University.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): The Temple University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for the regulation and monitoring of all University research on or involving animal subjects. The IACUC must ensure that all federal and state and local regulatory requirements are met by the University. The Office of the Vice President for Research is responsible for enforcing the policies and directives of the IACUC.
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC): Temple University’s Institutional Biosafety Committees were established under the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules to provide review and oversight of nearly all forms of University research utilizing recombinant DNA for compliance with the NIH Guidelines. IBC is responsible for reviewing and approving a variety of experimentation that involves biological materials (e.g., infectious agents) and other potentially hazardous agents (e.g., carcinogens). This entails examination of a number of matters, including: Containment levels, Facilities, Institutional procedures and practices; and Training and expertise of persoglovesnnel. In addition, the IBC must review and approve all experiments involving the deliberate transfer of recombinant DNA, or DNA or RNA derived from recombinant DNA, into any human research participants. The IBC must ensure that all aspects of Appendix M of the NIH Guidelines (requirements for human gene transfer experiments) have been addressed.
The Environmental Health and Radiation Safety Department (EHRS) is responsible for ensuring the safe use of biological substances at the University. EHRS is responsible for identifying safety problems; initiating, recommending, or providing corrective actions; verifying implementation of corrective actions; and ensuring compliance with regulations and University policies for the use of biohazardous substances.
Principal Investigators (PI): Principal Investigators are responsible for evaluating the biohazards and associated risks in their work areas, and are responsible for implementing control measures (either self-identified or upon consultation with EHRS) to mitigate those risks. Such control measures may include the use of personal protective equipment, training, hazard communication, and immunizations.