The Institutional Review Entity (IRE) reviews any research or work conducted at, or on behalf of the University of Virginia that involves one of the 15 agents or toxins* and any categories of experiments designated as Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) by the United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern or DURC.
DURC is life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, material, or national security.
The IRE will ensure that all research involving the acquisition, use, handling storage and disposal of DURC materials is reviewed for DURC potential. Furthermore, the committee is responsible for reviewing all proposed research subject to DURC conducted by faculty, staff, students and/or visiting scientists, creating draft mitigation plans when required, and submitting these plans to the United States Government (USG) agency funding the proposed research. If the research is non-Federally funded the plan is submitted to NIH for review or referral. The IRE will also annually review active mitigation plans, and report any changes in DURC or mitigations plans to the appropriate USG agency within 30 days.
If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Paul Skoglund at email@example.com or 434-243-0726, by the date the Registration Documents are due.
|Date of IRE Meeting||Date Registration (Progress reports) Documents are due|
|February 1st, 2022||January 20th, 2022|
|March 1st, 2022||February 17th, 2022|
|April 5th, 2022||March 24th, 2022|
|May 3rd, 2022||April 21st, 2022|
|June 7th, 2022||May 19th, 2022|
|July 5th, 2022||June 23rd, 2022|
|August 2nd, 2022||July 21st, 2022|
|September 6th, 2022||August 25th, 2022|
|October 4th, 2022||September 22nd, 2022|
|November 1st, 2022||October 20th, 2022|
|December 6th, 2022||November 17th, 2022|
|January 3rd, 2023||December 19th, 2022|
Prof. Barbara J. Mann
Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine
UVA Biosafety Officer
Alternate Responsible Official (Select Agents)
Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Glynis L. Kolling
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Responsible Official (Select Agents)
Prof. Aaron L. Mills
Department of Environmental Sciences
Prof. Ira Schulman
Department of Pharmacology
Prof. Scott Vande Pol
Department of Pathology