The purpose of this University of Wisconsin–Madison Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) policy is to define the process of biosafety protocol expiration.
The IBC has set a three-year expiration date for a biosafety protocol. The Principal Investigator (PI) will receive sufficient notifications of impending expiration, by Bio-ARROW notifications and email from OBS. UW–Madison is subject to the NIH Guidelines including assurance that biosafety protocols are regularly reviewed and are up-to-date.
The following process will be followed by the Office of Biological Safety (OBS) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC):
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), current version