Institutional Biosafety Committee

The IBC reviews and monitors all clinical research studies involving infectious agents, hazardous chemicals, recombinant DNA, and genetically altered organisms and agents.

For clinical trials taking place within Georgetown University Hospital, any protocol requiring IBC review will be reviewed by the MedStar Research Institute IBC.  Their contact information:

Office of Research Integrity
6495 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 201
Phone: 301-560 -7338

How do you know if your new study requires IBC review?

  • Often times the sponsor of a clinical trial will notify you that IBC review is required.
  • If not you are not sure, contact the Georgetown Environmental Health & Safety administrator at (202) 687-4712

IBC Application Process:

  • Download an IBC review form
  • See their website for instructions regarding completion of application   
  • Deliver completed form to:

MedStar Research Institute
Office of Research Integrity
6495 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 201
Hyattsville, MD 20783