Institutional Biosafety Committee

Beaker and chemicalsScientific research involving biological and biomedical materials is critical to transforming our understanding of  biological mechanisms and advancing research in clinical treatments.  In doing this research, researchers and other biosafety professionals are required to mitigate safety risks involved in these activities. 

The Montclair State University Institutional Biosafety Committee was established as a resource for information, guidelines, policies, and procedures that will enable and encourage those working in the laboratory environment to work safely and reduce or eliminate the potential for exposure to biological hazards. The information presented here also reflects the requirements and guidelines of federal and state regulations. It is intended that the Principal Investigator and supervisory personnel will supplement this information with instruction and guidance regarding specific practices and procedures unique to the work being done by those in their laboratories.

Some examples of biohazardous materials are:

  • blood
  • select bacterial agents
  • live viruses
  • fungal pathogens
  • select genetically modified agents


IBC - Biological Safety Manual


Contact Us for Forms and Information on the Application Process:

EH&S/Biosafety Officer:  

Lisa Baker MS, ASP

o: 973-655-3864

IBC Chair: Elena Petroff PhD

Research Compliance Officer:

Hila Berger MPH, CIP