IBC approvals & forms

All dealings involving High Risk Biologicals must receive approval from the VU-IBC before work can commence at Victoria University.

Before you submit

All personnel must ensure that their research and teaching activities comply with relevant biosafety legislation and standards. For further information on classification of dealings and to determine which form you need to complete, please refer to the Project Approval Flow Chart on the Biosafety Intranet site (VU login required off-campus).

The Biosafety Manager is available to pre-review project applications. Applications for pre-review must be submitted to the Biosafety Manager at least 10 working days before the VU-IBC Agenda cut-off date.

What you must submit

It is essential that you carefully read and follow the instructions on the forms. To avoid unnecessary delays, all forms must be submitted using the current version below. The Chief Investigator must forward the following documents to the IBC Executive Officer:

  • one (1) electronic application signed and authorised by all relevant parties.

Applications will not be processed without the appropriate authorisation.

All electronic copies of forms that require IBC approval must be submitted prior to the Agenda cut-off date to be considered at the following committee meeting.


All forms require VU login off-campus.