Guidelines for submitting application for ethical clearance by the IBSC

Step 1: Submit a hard copy of the application to the IBSC office along with a soft copy of the application via email.

The application form can be downloaded from our Form tab.

Note: IBSC meets twice in a year (July and December), so make sure to submit the application materials well in advance (30 days).

Principal investigator is the sole responsible person to inform IBSC about the experiment involving rDNA or genetically modified organisms. This should be done prior to submission of a grant application to a funding agency.

While preparing the application please note the following:

  • * For experiments involving rDNA,the PI must determine the bio-safety level as well as the category that the experiments fall under based on the guidelines provided in the following document Recombinant DNA Safety Guidelines of DBT .
  • * The assignment of the risk category of any microorganism(s) being handled as part of the experimental protocol must be determined based on the information provided in the pages 208-220 of the following document Recombinant DNA Safety Guidelines of DBT.
  • * Please go through the guidelines provided by DBT in the following document to understand the responsibilities of the PI Recombinant DNA Safety Guidelines of DBT. The application will be evaluated by the committee (and subject expert if required) and the applicant may be asked to furnish other documents if required.

Step 2: A meeting of IBSC will be scheduled and the date will be communicate to the applicant at least 20 days in advance. The applicant may be asked to present his/her proposal to the committee and a decision will be communicated to applicant within a week.

All applicants are advised to go through the Indian Biosafety Rules & Regulations.