Application and Approval Process

Preparation

Prior to applying for IBC approval you will need to develop a well considered research proposal/protocol.  You may need to:

  • Seek review of the academic merit of your project.
  • complete all required risk assessments and safe work procedures.
  • consult with co-researchers/supervisors.
  • obtain necessary institutional approvals, including sign off from your Supervisor if necessary.
  • procure any necessary external documentation such as details of the organisms and vectors.
  • determine a timeline for the commencement of your research after approval. Refer to the meeting schedule.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted using the relevant CSU or OGTR forms.

For work involving GMOs please use the appropriate OGTR form and include the following:

  • A detailed project proposal and any relevant documentation should be included with the completed form.
  • completed risk assessments and safe work procedures
  • ensure that all signatures required for approvals have been included

For work involving human biological specimens and risk group 2 and above organisms please complete the appropriate CSU form and include the following:

  • documentation relating to the details of the organisms and vectors.
  • completed risk assessments and safe work procedures
  • ensure that all signatures required for approvals have been included

Submission

Applications and supporting documentation should be emailed to biosafety@csu.edu.au ensuring all necessary signatures have been included.