Biotechnologies and Oversight

The Case Western Reserve University Office of Research and Technology Management provides support and oversight for research using biotechnologies to promote safety, ethics and biosecurity in the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

Oversight Areas

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) 

Supporting research with recombinant DNA (rDNA) and synthetic nucleic acid molecules to protect individuals and the environment in the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

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The Human Stem Cell Research Oversight (HSCRO) Committee 

Providing oversight and guidance for research involving human pluripotent stem cells to support the ethical conduct of research.

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The CWRU Institutional Review Entity (IRE) for Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

Providing oversight for research involving agents that have the potential to threaten public health and safety.

Learn More About the Institutional Review Entity for DURC

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