Face coverings are highly recommended for those up to date on vaccinations and required for those not up to date on vaccinations
in indoor spaces on campus and in university owned or operated venues.  

Staff/Faculty may request a face covering from EH&S. Students may request a face covering from The Well.

BUA submission and meeting dates


Schedule of IBC Meetings & Submission Deadlines for Full Committee Review

Submission Deadlines

For BUA applications that require full committee review (BSL-2 and BSL-3)

Submit via RSS by 3:00pm

Meeting Dates
June 2, 2022 June 23, 2022
July Meeting Cancelled July Meeting Cancelled
August 4, 2022 August 24, 2022
September 1, 2022 September 22, 2022
October 6, 2022 October 27, 2022
November 10, 2022 TBD
January 5, 2023 January 26, 2023



The IBC normally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. For a BUA application to be placed on the agenda for a meeting, the PI should submit the BUA at least three weeks before the scheduled meeting and adequately address any issues raised during the pre-review by Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). If any major issues are unresolved or key documents are still pending, the BUA review may be postponed for a future meeting. PIs are encouraged to submit renewal applications at least two meetings before the BUA expiration date to allow sufficient time for pre-review and to address any issues.

Non BSL-3 BUAs are approved for a three-year period while BSL-3 BUAs are approved for a one-year period. RSS Biosafety will send email reminders to the investigators to submit renewals. However, it is the responsibility of the investigator to ensure that an active approved BUA is maintained. This responsibility includes the submission of amendments when changes to the research are required.