What IACUCs Need to Know About Working with IBCs Webinar

Recorded Webinar




This webinar will explore the similarities and differences between IACUC and IBC programs and how the two oversight models can work together effectively. What are the key connection points and where are the potential missed signals when projects require review by both committees?

We'll aim to generate practical ideas for achieving productive partnerships between these two compliance areas at your institution. 

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

  • Review what IBCs oversee, how they function, and how this compares to the IACUC. 
  • Outline what needs to happen when a project under IACUC review also involves IBC oversight. 
  • The big stuff: Similarities and differences between IBCs and IACUCs. 
    • Emphasis points for IBCs compared to IACUCs 
    • Regulations and guidelines 
    • Institutional rules and policies 
  • The nitty gritty: Working together when you are so different. 
    • Connection points between the programs 
    • Timing can be everything 
    • Mind the gap(s) 
    • Technical issues 
    • Cases and examples 


Jacqueline Hoats Shields, BFA, CPBCA 

Jackie Shields serves as Associate Director of Research Safety Compliance under the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan. She has worked with the U-M Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for 28 years, serving as its primary staff person for many of those years. In her current position she manages the staff of the IBC and oversees the Controlled Substances in Research Monitoring Program, as well as the administration team of the Animal Care and Use/Research Safety Compliance Office. At U-M, the positioning of the IBC staff team with the IACUC staff team in one office has resulted in both greater coordination between the programs and interesting challenges. 


CE Credit

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance that documents up to 1.5 continuing education credit hours for their attendance at this webinar. Certificates of attendance are useful for obtaining CE credits from professional associations. Each association's guidelines for accepting CE credit hours (in-person or virtual) may differ. Please consult the appropriate association representative for information on if, and how many, CE credits from this PRIM&R webinar may be used.

CPIA Credit
Course participants who hold the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.5 continuing education credits towards CPIA® recertification credit for this PRIM&R webinar. Please refer to the CPIA® recertification guidelines for additional information.