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
January 5, 2023 January 26, 2023
February 2, 2023 February 23, 2023
March 2, 2023 March 23, 2023
April 6, 2023 April 27, 2023
May 4, 2023 May 25, 2023
June 1, 2023 June 22, 2023
July 6, 2023 July 27, 2023
August 3, 2023 August 24, 2023
September 7, 2023 September 28, 2023
October 5, 2023 October 26, 2023
November 16, 2023 TBD



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.