On this page you'll find answers to commonly asked questions pertaining to Cornell IBC office functions and review of research with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules or other infectious agents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
IBC Office Hours and Information during the COVID-19 Pandemic
A: Yes. The IBC Committee and staff are functioning remotely during regular business hours.
A: The easiest way to contact the IBC is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find contact information for specific IBC staff on our website. IBC staff are responding to both email and phone messages during regular business hours, with email being the fastest way to get in touch. Staff are also happy to arrange phone calls or Zoom meetings, as needed.
Submitting to the IBC
A: Yes. Even if the research is paused for the time being, the PI must still submit the Annual Review or 3-year renewal to ensure that the study stays active. This will allow the research to begin immediately when appropriate and/or permitted.