Biosafety in Research


Overview of Biosafety

Institutional Information

Deadlines and Meetings

  • IBC meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
  • Deadlines for IBC meetings are the 15th of the month.

Federal Regulations

Federal Guidance

Campus Resources

IBC Training

All personnel on IBC protocols must undergo training.

They must review and understand the following two required educational documents

(1) Overview of the NIH Guidelines

(2) IBC Investigator Responsibilities

The PI electronic signature on the IRBNet submission package to the IBC certifies that:;

(1) All study personnel and the PI have reviewed and understand the two required educational documents.

(2) The research activity described in the IBC-approved materials will be conducted in full compliance with all local, state, and federal policies governming rsNAM research, including NIH guidelines and SBU policy.

Responsibilities of the Principal Investigator (PI)

Responsibilities of the Principal Investigator (PI)

Investigator Responsibilities under the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

The Principal Investigator, on behalf of the institution, is responsible for full compliance with the NIH Biosafety Guidelines in the conduct of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecule research.

General Responsibility

Prior to Initiating Research

During the Conduct of the Research


IBC Submission Guidelines

Regarding studies already approved or submitted in IRBNet as of December 16, 2019:  All submissions related to these studies will continue to be reviewed in IRBNet until the time of continuing review. From the time of continuing review and onward, these studies will be reviewed in myResearch. 

All studies with an expiration date after December16, 2019 will be imported into myResearch and available to the Principal Investigator and study team members in their myResearch Inbox. These studies will be imported as a “shell,” which means that some but not all of the study data will be transferred into the myResearch application. The Principal Investigator and study team members are responsible for reviewing all automatically imported information for accuracy and completing the remainder of the application prior to submission for continuing review.  In order to submit a continuing review application for a study imported into myResearch, see the continuing review submission instructions below. 

Note: If you do not see one of your studies in your myResearch Inbox, please send an email with the IRBNet ID# to  for assistance.

IRBNet Submission Instructions 

myResearch Submission Instructions


IBC Members

Nicholas Carpino, PhD Chair, Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Jeronimo Cello Research Scientist, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Susan Donelan, MD Director - Healthcare Epidemiology Dept., Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
Patrick Hearing, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Jesse Hollister, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Christopher Hubert Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Glenn Howard Community Member, Glen Cove, NY
Kristen Panella, M.S., CSP, CHO Community member, Wantagh, NY
Tom Zimmerman, DVM Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, Animal Expert
Christopher Kuhlow Institutional Biosafety Officer (BSO)
Erin Augello Executive Secretary, non-voting member


Deadlines for IBC meetings are the 15th of every month. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each Month.

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