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Research Project: Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee Oversight and Research between Oregon State University and the ARS Corvallis location.

Location: Horticultural Crops Production and Genetic Improvement Research Unit

Project Number: 2072-21000-058-011-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 15, 2018
End Date: Jan 14, 2023

The purpose of this agreement is to clarify the specific roles and responsibilities that each institution agrees to assume relative to the performance, conduct, management and/or oversight of collaborative research activities that specifically include the use of Recombinant Nucleic Acid and pathogen research in accordance with ARS Policies and Procedures 602.0, titled, “Institutional Biological Safety Committee.” The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) ARS agrees to utilize the Oregon State University’s Institutional Biological Safety Committee (OSU IBC) as its committee of record, to ensure compliance with the National Institutes of Health “Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules” (NIH Guidelines) and the safe conduct of research Involving biohazards and/or recombinant technology.

Encourage and facilitate direct contacts among appropriate institutions and specialists and work toward long-term cooperation in agricultural research and development programs focused on protecting… This agreement will allow mutual collaborative use of facilities and services available through both the OSU and the ARS. The OSU IBC will serve as the external IBC administrator for the ARS location in Corvallis, Oregon. In accordance with the terms of this inter-institutional agreement, the Location will accept the authority of the externally administered OSU IBC.