Inter-Institutional Biological and Recombinant DNA Safety Committee
The LSU/AgCenter Inter-Institutional Biological and Recombinant DNA Safety Committee (IBRDSC) oversees the use of various biological agents that have the potential to result in accidental exposures to University personnel, liability and public relation issues, community outbreaks of disease or damage to natural ecosystems. IBRDSC is charged with protecting LSU faculty, staff, students, and visitors and has the authority to stop any activity that the committee believes to be unsafe.
All teaching, diagnostic, research and extension activities which involve recombinant DNA or potentially hazardous biological materials and performed by LSU faculty, students, and visitors must be reviewed and approved by the IBRDSC. The requirements apply also to activities on LSU land, facilities (owned, leased, or rented) and sponsored activities. The IBRDSC is comprised of faculty from many academic disciplines at LSU, non-scientific members, and community representatives not affiliated with the University.