Biosafety Office

Submit an IBC Protocol - Instructions


New Users

In order to activate a standard username and password, you must contact the Biosafety Office and provide the following information:

  • The last four digits of the SSN and full date of birth (MMDDYYYY) of the PI and all research personnel who will conduct research activities associated with the protocol.
  • The proposed biosafety level of the work being performed. Only the PI and Secondary Contact will have access to the protocol form.

Existing Users

An amendment to an existing protocol is required whenever there are changes to:

  • Personnel
  • Location
  • Research including the addition or removal of biohazardous agents, experimental procedures and/or research objectives.

If unsure on how to submit an amendment, contact the Biosafety Office.

IBC Processing - Flow Chart


 To access the IBC database, click


Note:  your password should be the last 4 digits of your SSN followed by MMDD of your birthday (8 digits).

A PC with Internet Explorer v. 5.0 or higher is required to submit the protocol form. This system is NOT compatible with MAC computers.


Contact us

Biosafety Office 

University Hall                                                 51 Goodman Drive, suite 238                 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221