The Institutional BioSafety Committee (IBSC) of Sister Nivedita University (SNU) is committed to fostering a culture of safety and responsible research practices in the field of biological sciences. As custodians of scientific integrity, ethical conduct, and the well-being of researchers, staff, and the community, the IBSC upholds the highest biosafety, biosecurity, and regulatory compliance standards.
SNU recognizes the significance of conducting research involving biohazardous materials with utmost caution and diligence. The IBSC serves as a vital oversight body responsible for reviewing, approving, and continuously monitoring all activities involving biological materials, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and other potentially infectious agents within our institution.
Our commitment is to ensure that research activities involving biohazardous materials are conducted to minimise risks to personnel, the environment, and public health. The IBSC operates in strict accordance with applicable local, national, and international laws, regulations, and guidelines related to biosafety and biosecurity.
The primary mission of the IBSC is to safeguard the health and safety of researchers, laboratory personnel, and the broader community. We achieve this by employing a comprehensive risk-based approach, thoroughly evaluating proposed research projects and establishing appropriate control measures to mitigate potential risks.
At SNU, the IBSC places great emphasis on creating a culture of safety and accountability. We strive to promote awareness and provide comprehensive training programs to researchers, laboratory personnel, and other stakeholders involved in handling biohazardous materials. By equipping individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills, we empower them to actively participate in responsible research practices and make informed decisions regarding biosafety.
The IBSC remains dedicated to remaining updated on emerging biosafety challenges, technological advancements, and evolving research methodologies. Through ongoing evaluation, we identify areas for improvement, revise policies and procedures as required, and ensure that our institution remains at the forefront of biosafety practices.
Transparency, integrity, and collaboration are the guiding principles of the IBSC at SNU. We foster open communication and cooperation among our members and with the wider research community. By valuing diverse perspectives and multidisciplinary expertise, we strive to conduct comprehensive risk assessments and promote a shared responsibility for biosafety and biosecurity.
In conclusion, the institutional biosafety committee of SNU is dedicated to promoting a culture of safety, responsible research, and compliance with biosafety regulations. Through our commitment to excellence and adherence to rigorous standards, we contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge while ensuring the well-being of our researchers, staff, and the community we serve.