Renewals & Protocol Closure

Renewing or closing an Institutional Biosafety Committee protocol

Your protocol must be renewed every five years. If you choose to terminate your protocol, you may do that at any time.

Five-year renewals

Institutional Biosafety Committee protocols are approved for five years. At the end of that period, your protocol will be rereviewed and approved by the IBC. Your renewal must be submitted during the month in which your original protocol was approved. The submission process is the same as the annual renewal process.

Learn about the review process

Protocol termination and closure

You may terminate an IBC protocol at any time. If previously approved research has been completed, and you are ready to close your IBC protocol, please log in to Kuali Protocols and submit a close request form.

Contact the Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Indiana University Institutional Biosafety Committee Office provides support to all IU campuses. Contact the IBC Office at or 812-855-0656. You may also schedule a virtual meeting with a member of the IBC Office.