Institutional Biosafety Committee

Janice Knepper, Chair

The Institutional Biosafety Committee is constructed and managed in accordance with guidance from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  It includes representatives of all academic departments engaged in laboratory use of biological materials and representatives from EHS.  The committee meets as needed (minimum of twice annually) to:

1.       Review and approve new biologics-related research protocols.

2.       Re-review existing protocols on a regular basis

3.       Identify program problems and solutions

Contact: Biosafety Officer Dr. Janice Knepper (

IBC Forms

Contact Information

Research Administration Offices

Middleton Hall Rm 1st
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Office of Grants & Contracts 

For questions, contact or 610-519-4220.

Office of Research Protections

For IRB, IACUC or IBC questions, contact  or 610-519-4228

To report Compliance Issues call EthicsPoint Hotline toll free 1-855-236-1443 or email