Ensures that research involving DNA adheres to the NIH guidelines and other applicable Federal and State requirements and must be conducted with appropriate safeguards against environmental release, and for the protection of research personnel. Louisiana Tech also seeks to ensure that all hazards associated with teaching or research be identified, monitored, and controlled.
Don Braswell (Chair), Danny Eddy, Ed Griswold (External Member), Patrick Hindmarsh, Melissa Hughes, Thomas Larry (External Member), Xuan Liu, Rebecca McConnico, Ramu Ramachandran, Neven Simicevic, Michael Stroud (External Member), Jay White, and Markus Wobisch.
Point of Contact: Arlene Hill (email@example.com)
References and Forms
Any activities conducted by personnel or students at Louisiana Tech University which may cause harm to humans, other animals, or to plants must be approved by the Louisiana Tech University Biosafety and Radioisotope Institutional Review Committee. These activities include:
- Purchase, storage, use, and disposal of recombinant DNA, including transgenic animals or plants;
- Purchase, storage, use, and disposal of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi) that are potentially infectious to humans, other animals, or plants;
- Purchase, storage, use, and disposal of biological toxins;
- Purchase, storage, use, and disposal of human and other mammalian tissue, including blood and other body fluids
- Purchase, use, storage, and disposal of radionuclides
- Purchase, use, storage, and disposal of pesticides or herbicides.
- Purchase, storage, use and disposal of euthanizing agents
- Purchase, storage, production and/or the use, and disposal of nanoparticles;
- Field release of plant pest or genetically modified organisms.
This Committee must verify that all personnel involved with these activities will adhere to the appropriate federal, state, and local regulations, are trained in the proper use of these agents, that all hazards associated with these uses have been identified, and that these hazards will be controlled and monitored. The Committee must also be assured that these activities are conducted with appropriate safeguards to prohibit environmental release and that all personnel, including students and members of the community, are protected from these agents.
Under no circumstances should any of these agents be purchased, produced, stored, used or disposed of for any university activity without the approval of the BRIRC.
Forms should be routed to Arelene Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) for approval.
Biosafety & Radionuclides Application Forms:
- Reporting of Un-anticipated Results
- Official University Policy
- Radiation Safety Regulations
- BRIRC Annual Renewal Form
- Instructions to Applicant
- BRIRC Step-By-Step Submission And Review Process
- Application For Use Of Biohazardous Agents Or Radionuclides
- Membership in BRIRC