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 4, 2024 January 25, 2024
February 1, 2024 February 22, 2024
March 7, 2024 March 28, 2024
April 4, 2024 April 25, 2024
May 2, 2024 May 23, 2024
June 6, 2024 June 27, 2024
July 4, 2024 July 25, 2024
August 1, 2024 August 22, 2024
September 5, 2024 September 26, 2024
October 3, 2024 October 24, 2024
November 15, 2024 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.