The Biosafety Program at Grand Valley State University is a collaborative effort aimed at providing guidelines and information for the safe use of biohazardous and potentially biohazardous materials. The goal of the program is ensure that all research, teaching, and clinical activities involving the use of biohazardous materials are in compliance with regulatory requirements and applicable University policies.
The GVSU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for ensuring that biohazardous agents are used safely and in accordance with state and federal regulations as well as GVSU policies. The IBC establishes policies and evaluates procedures, proposals and records. Day-to-day operations are overseen by the University’s Biosafety Officer. The IBC is part of the University’s Research Protections Program and reports to the University Provost. For more information on committee members and meeting minutes, contact the Biosafety Officer for access to the IBC's Blackboard site.