Institutional Biosafety Committee

Curtin’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) oversees all the research and teaching at Curtin involving the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), quarantined biological materials, infectious microorganisms, and other biohazardous materials.

Meet the Members of the IBC

The Members of the IBC are appointed to reflect the requirements, in the Gene Technology Act and Regulations, for an organisation to be advised by people who have expertise related to working safely with a hazard.

Scope of works

Curtin University’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a committee required by, and described in, federal legislation regulating the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Australia.

The IBC’s scope is to advise on the development and implementation of safe working conditions and procedures, in situations which involve staff and students handling potentially hazardous micro-organisms, cells and products, and the use of genetically modified organisms.

The IBC reports to the following University Committees: the Hazardous Materials Governance Committee (HMGC), the University Health and Safety Committee (UHSC), the Faculty of Science and Engineering Health and Safety Committee, and the Health Sciences Health and Safety Committee.