Office of the Provost

Institutional Biosafety/rDNA Committee

The rDNA Office was established in 2001 to administratively support the function of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC-rDNA).  The purpose of this office is to facilitate the compliance review and approval process of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC-rDNA), to assist individual researchers and technical staff with compliance efforts, to support other University offices with rDNA issues, and to ensure that the University is within the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules.

All research involving recombinant DNA molecules is required to be registered with the IBC-rDNA, and applications are processed through the rDNA Office.  More information regarding IBC-rDNA review and a link to the NIH Guidelines can be found on the recognizant DNA Website at http://www.ibc.pitt.edu.