Institutional Biosafety Committee

All organisations that conduct genetic manipulation work are required to abide by the Gene Technology Act 2000, Gene Technology Regulations 2001 and the OGTR Guidelines and be Accredited by the Gene Technology Regulator. One aspect of compliance with accreditation is that an organisation will have access to a properly constituted Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

The University of Adelaide IBC consists of members that each have specialist knowledge in a particular relevant field. The IBC meets on a monthly basis. GMO dealing applications are assessed outside of meetings. There are no application submission deadlines. Contact the IBC Secretary if you require an estimate of the current assessment timeframes.

Submit a GMO application to the IBC

Other accredited organisations accessing the University of Adelaide IBC

Researchers from these organisations can submit GMO dealing applications for assessment by the University of Adelaide Institutional Biosafety Committee:

  • South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
  • Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd, Adelaide Node
  • Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN)

Contact the IBC

IBC Chair
Associate Professor Matthew Tucker, Deputy Director, Waite Research Institute
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Email: matthew.tucker@adelaide.edu.au

IBC Secretary
Dr Amanda Highet, Senior Research Compliance Officer,
Research Services Branch
Email: ibc@adelaide.edu.au