DePaul University researchers can download and complete submission forms for research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and biohazardous agents. Before submitting an application, please follow the below protocol preparation guidelines:

  • Determine the risk level of the agent and the Biosafety Containment Level (BSL). Currently, only research or teaching activities meeting the criteria for either BSL 1 or 2 containment procedures can be conducted at DePaul University. Information on the BSL and Risk Group Levels can be found in the Risk Groups & Biosafety webpage.

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Initial Application Documents

Form Name ​Description Date Posted
Application for Research Activities Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Non-Exempt), Other Biohazardous Agents, and Human Materials
(initial protocol application)
​This form is to be used to obtain IBC approval for research activities involving NIH non-exempt recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules, other biohazardous agents (e.g., biological toxins, CDC/HHS/USDA-APHIS select agents and toxins, or infectious materials), human materials (e.g., blood, saliva, urine, tissue, cell lines), or NIH exempt recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules when they are used in a protocol with other biohazardous agents or NIH non-exempt recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules. 7-13-2017
​Instructions for the
Application for Research Activities Involving
Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Non-Exempt), Other Biohazardous Agents and Human Materials
​Instructions for the Application for Research Activities Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Non-Exempt), Other Biohazardous Agents, and Human Materials
​9-12-2016
​Application for Research Activities that Involve Only Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules that are NIH Exempt
(initial protocol application)
This form is to be used for research activities when all research activities are limited to the use of NIH exempt recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules listed in Section III-F of the NIH Guidelines. ​12-14-2016
​Instructions for the
Application for Research Activities that Involve Only Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules that
are NIH Exempt

​Instructions for the Application for Research Activities that Involve Only Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules that are NIH Exempt
​9-12-2016
Application for Teaching Activities Involving Biohazardous Agents (NIH Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules [Exempt and Non-Exempt], Other Biohazardous Agents, and Human Materials)
(initial protocol application)
​This form is to be used to obtain IBC approval for teaching activities involving NIH exempt and non-exempt recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules, other biohazardous agents (e.g. select agents or toxins, or infectious materials), or human materials (e.g. blood, saliva, urine, tissue, cell lines). ​7-13-2017
​Instructions for the
Application for Teaching
Activities Involving Biohazardous Agents (NIH Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules,
Other Biohazardous Agents,
and Human Materials)

​Instructions for the Application for Teaching Activities Involving Biohazardous Agents (NIH Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules, Other Biohazardous Agents, and Human Materials)  ​9-12-2016
 
Amendments, Adverse Event/Noncompliance, Renewal and Final Closure Report Documents

​Document ​Description ​Date Posted
Application for an Amendment Changing Personnel (not the PI) for an IBC Approved Protocol ​This form is to be used when the personnel are removed or added to a protocol after the protocol has been initially approved by the IBC. ​9-12-2016
​Application for Amendments to Research and Teaching Activities that Require IBC Review and Approval ​Use this form to obtain IBC approval for changes or additions to research and teaching activities involving NIH recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules, other biohazardous agents, or human materials that have already been approved by the IBC. ​9-12-2016
​Adverse Biosafety Event and Non-Compliance Report Form ​Use this form to report to the IBC any serious adverse events, any non-compliance with the NIH Guidelines, BMBL, or DePaul policy, or any significant research-related accident or illness leading to, or potentially leading to, harm or that is dangerous to humans, animals, and/or the environment. ​9-12-2016
​Annual Renewal Report Form ​Use this form to report the protocol status annually to the IBC for your research or teaching activity utilizing biohazardous agents. ​9-12-2016
​Final Closure Report Form Use this form to report to the IBC that your research or teaching activity utilizing biohazardous agents has been completed and you are closing the protocol. ​9-12-2016
 
Other Documents/Resources

​Document Description​ Date Posted​
Hepatitis B Vaccination Acceptance/Declination Statement This form is to be used to document receipt of the HBV vaccination, declination of the HBV vaccination, or the desire to receive the HBV vaccination through DePaul. 8-2014 (version date)
Instructions for Hepatitis B Vaccination Acceptance/Declination
Statement Form
Instructions for Hepatitis B Vaccination Acceptance/Declination Form for IBC Protocols 8-2014 (version date)
Generic Vaccination/Declination Form ​Use this form when your work requires a vaccination with something other than the Hepatitis C vaccination series. This form can be edited to  any vaccination type. ​10-2016 (version date)