The Drexel University Biosafety Committee (UBSC) provides guidance to all faculty, staff, and students who wish to conduct research and teaching activities involving biological hazards such as recombinant DNA (as defined by the National Institutes of Health guidelines), pathogenic organisms, human/primate samples, chemical carcinogens, and cytotoxic agents. The UBSC is responsible for reviewing all proposed projects involving biohazardous materials in order to protect the health and safety of University students, visitors, faculty, and professional staff.
The UBSC operates in accordance with standards and guidelines from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It also conducts operations consistent with city, state, and institutional standards and regulations.
Investigators who conduct research involving potential biological risks to University faculty, staff, or students are required to submit biosafety protocols to the UBSC. For more information on biosafety protocol submission, review, revision, and approval, go to the Submitting a Biosafety Protocol page.