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Research, Commercialization and Outreach


All research conducted by Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi employees or students, involving any of the agents/materials listed below, must be approved by the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) prior to initiation:

  • Pathogens and potential pathogens of humans, animals or plants;
  • Materials potentially containing human pathogens (including human blood, tissue, and cell lines; non-human primate blood, tissue, and cell lines);
  • Recombinant DNA (and RNA) including creation or use of transgenic plants and animals;
  • Select agents & toxins
    (see http://www.cdc.gov/od/sap/docs/salist.pdf) including strains and amounts exempted from the select agent regulations;
  • Any material requiring a CDC import license or a USDA permit.

Attention Doctoral Students

The Research Compliance Officer must have ONE of the following on file to sign your Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Hearing Request Form:

The Doctoral Student Compliance Certification should be submitted in cases when the student is ready to propose and has not yet submitted a completed IBC protocol application.

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