Research Integrity & Compliance

Committees & Meeting Schedules


Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) oversees the use of recombinant DNA technology, infectious agents, select agents, and biological toxins in research procedures conducted at or supported by the University of South Florida. All work involving the use of these materials must be registered with and reviewed by the IBC. 

2020 IBC Dates
Submission Deadline Scheduled Meetings
October 12 October 20
November 9 November 17
December 7 December 15
2021 IBC Dates  
January 11 January 19
February 8 February 16
March 8 March 16
April 12 April 20
May 10 May 18
June 7 June 15
July 12 July 20
August 9 August 17
September 13 September 21
October 11 October 19
November 8 November 16
December 6 December 14

Special IBC meeting Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Submission Deadlines to Research Integrity & Compliance: These are the dates by which the protocol must be submitted in BiosafetyNet to be placed on that month’s meeting agenda.

Please direct questions and comments to the Biosafety Program or Debra Howeth, telephone (813) 974-5091, fax (813) 974-7091.


Conflict of Interest Program

The primary responsibility of the USF COI Committee is to review COI disclosures of investigators who conduct USF research (human subjects, animal and basic science) and to develop management plans with safeguards to ensure that the financial or personal interests disclosed by those investigators will not bias the design, conduct or reporting of the research.

USF Conflict of Interest in Research Committee Operating Procedures (PDF) 

COI Committee Meeting Schedule for 2020/2021
RIC Conference Room, Suite 165
Board Meeting Dates Start Time
September 22, 2020 3:30 p.m.
October 27, 2020 3:30 p.m.
November 24, 2020 3:30 p.m.
December 15, 2020 3:30 p.m.
January 26, 2021 3:30 p.m.
February 23, 2021 3:30 p.m.
March 23, 2021 3:30 p.m.
April 27, 2021 3:30 p.m.
May 25, 2021 3:30 p.m.
June 22, 2021 3:30 p.m.
July 27, 2021 3:30 p.m.
August 24, 2021 3:30 p.m.
September 28, 2021 3:30 p.m.
October 26, 2021 3:30 p.m.
November 23, 2021 3:30 p.m.
December 14, 2021 3:30 p.m.

  IRB - Human Research Protection Program

  • Emergency meeting of the IRB’s B Board: Monday, March 30, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at 3702 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 165.

  • Emergency meeting of the IRB’s A Board: Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 2020 IRB Meeting Schedule (PDF)
  • 2021 IRB Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

NOTICE:
DRAFT application(s) (ACORP or USF) that will use VA resources (VA personnel, VA facilities, VA funding) should also be submitted to the VA R&D Committee at the same time the DRAFT application is submitted for veterinary pre-review.

University of South Florida's (USF) faculty and staff can now submit their Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols electronically, allowing the transition from a paper submission process to a simpler, more efficient electronic IACUC (eIACUC) submission. This can now be submitted electronically through the Applications for Research Compliance (ARC) platform. Access the ARC portal.

Application Deadlines & Schedule of the IACUC - 2021
Veterinary Pre-Review
Submission Deadline
Research Integrity &
Compliance Submission Deadline
Scheduled IACUC
Meetings
November 5, 2020 November 12, 2020 November 20, 2020
November 26, 2020 December 3, 2020 December 11, 2020
2021 Dates
January 7, 2021 January 14, 2021 January 22, 2021
February 11, 2021 February 18, 2021 February 26, 2021
March 11, 2021 March 18, 2021 March 26, 2021
April 8, 2021 April 15, 2021 April 23, 2021
May 6, 2021 May 13, 2021 May 21, 2021
June 10, 2021 June 17, 2021 June 25, 2021
July 8, 2021 July 15, 2021 July 23, 2021
August 12, 2021 August 19, 2021 August 27, 2021
September 9, 2021 September 16, 2021 September 24, 2021
October 7, 2021 October 14, 2021 October 22, 2021
November 4, 2021 November 11, 2021 November 19, 2021
November 25, 2021 December 2, 2021 December 10, 2021

April/May 2020 Semiannual IACUC Inspection Subcommittee Meetings (PDF)
October 2020 Semiannual IACUC Inspection Subcommittee Meetings
 (PDF)


Radiation Safety - Semiannual Committee Meetings

  • Next meeting: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


USF Scientific Diving

Diving Control Board Meeting

Conference Call
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Conference bridge number: 813-974-7700
Participant security code: 599095

The conference start date and time is 2020.02.27 04:05 PM EST. This includes the Early Start Time. The duration for the conference call is 30 minutes.