IBC Functions Active During COVID-19 Crisis

With the OVPR shutting down most research activities due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, I wanted to assure you that the administrative functions of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will remain active during this time. Reviews and approvals of registrations and amendments will continue, renewal reminders are being sent, and personnel training records are still being reviewed. Maintaining compliance will help to ensure that when the COVID-19 crisis is resolved, research activities can resume as quickly as possible.

If you have any registrations or amendments pending approval due to requested revisions, it may be a good time to work on these updates. PIs with pending approvals will receive email reminders by the end of the week. For approvals pending completion of training, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is considering conducting in-person trainings through WebEx, and still has online training available for many courses. PIs and lab contacts can check training records though the EHS website by logging in as a supervisor under the “View Training History” section.

UConn Health PIs can find training and meeting information at UConn Health IBC page.

The IBC office is working remotely, and email is the best way to communicate any questions or concerns. Emails can be sent to the ibc@uconn.edu mailbox, or you can email me directly.

The IBCs in Storrs and at UConn Health wish you all the best during this difficult time, and we are here to support you in any way we can.

Thank you and stay well,


Danielle Delage

IBC Program Director

Environmental Health and Safety

Research Integrity & Compliance Services

UConn | Division of Public Safety

3102 Horsebarn Hill Rd, U-4097

Storrs, CT 06269-4097

PHONE (860) 486-1838

FAX (860) 486-1106

EHS Website: ehs.uconn.edu | IBC Website

David J. Cavallaro, MS, CBSP

Biological Health and Safety Manager

Environmental Health and Safety

UConn | Division of Public Safety


STORRS, CT 06269-4097

PHONE: 860-486-3180

FAX: 860-486-1106


Spencer V. Nyholm, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, IBC ChairpersonDepartment of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
91 N. Eagleville Rd., Unit 3125
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-4886 office
(860) 486-4331 fax