Oakland University Biosafety
Graham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309


Projects requiring IBC review must be submitted using the online application via the RAM 3.0 system. Submissions will be subjected to a pre-review to check for completeness and major deficiencies before they are shared with the IBC for full committee review. Applications which are gone through prereview process must be resubmitted at least two weeks in advance, to ensure review at the next scheduled meeting. Applicants are encouraged to review the list of topics on these pages, prior to initiating an application. Work may not begin, until a formal notice of IBC approval is issued by Dr. Judette Haddad, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator.

Exempt from IBC review:   Those projects and proposals involving the use of  common  non-infectious  microorganisms or recombinant DNA techniques exempt from NIH Guidelines do not require approval from the IBC, but must be registered with the IBC. All such experiments may be conducted at Biosafety Level 1 containment. The Biological Safety Officer  (BSO), Mr. Domenico Luongo, must be contacted and he will determine if a proposal should be reviewed by the full committee. Please complete the Exempt Recombinant DNA Registration Form to determine if your project is exempt according to the NIH Guidelines for Recombinant DNA (rDNA). (Exempt rDNA Form)

Minor revisions: changes that WILL NOT affect the approved project's biosafety level, are accomplished via revision of the online application   RAM 3.0 system .

Major revisions: changes that WILL affect the approved project's biosafety level require submission of a NEW application via the RAM 3.0 system.