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Institutional Biosafety Committee Protocol Management

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Protocol Management is a web-based system that allows researchers (both Virginia Tech and non-Virginia Tech) to submit IBC applications online, track the progress of submitted applications, and save IBC protocol-related documents online.

During the online application process, researchers are guided through the required steps, notified of any missing information, and provided helpful links to assist with protocol development. The system also reminds researchers whenever action is required on their protocols.

The system will send automated reminders to the principal investigators, co-investigators, and personnel designated as a lab manager regarding annual reviews, protocol renewals, and pending applications.


Contact the IBC program office at with any questions regarding your protocol status, training status or annual review process. You can also contact the IBC program office with questions regarding protocol design and development.

For help with the IBC Protocol Management tool, please e-mail