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Compliance & Assurances


The use of human subjects, vertebrate animals or biohazards must be approved by the appropriate compliance committee. Researchers must complete compliance training prior to protocol approval.

UNMC/UNO Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Institutional Biosafety Committee has been charged by Federal law with the planning and implementation of the campus Biosafety Program with a purpose to ensure the health and safety of all personnel working with biohazardous agents. The IBC makes certain that research conducted at the Institution is in compliance with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules and the Select Agent Rule, drafts campus biosafety policies and procedures, and reviews individual research proposals for biosafety concerns.

UNO Representatives:

  • Dr. Bill Tapprich, Biology
  • Dr. Bruce Chase, Biology (alternate)

UNO faculty, staff, and students who work with biohazardous agents must obtain approval from the UNMC/UNO IBC prior to implementing their research.

For information regarding the IBC review process and procedures, visit their website

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Environmental Health and Safety

UNO faculty, staff, and students who handle chemicals, radioactive or other hazardous materials, or whose actions may directly impact the environment are responsible for compliance with campus policies relating to safety and management of these materials or activities. For guidance, researchers should contact Patrick Wheeler, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator.

For additional information, please visit the UNO EHS Website.