IBC Registration

All work with biological materials must be registered with the Biological Safety Officer (BSO). 

Biological materials are registered through UNHCEMS. Please follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Log onto UNHCEMS: https://cems.unh.edu/unh/CEMS/dashboard

Step 2: Scroll down the dashboard to the IBC Protocols Registration Tab. Click to Open.



Step 3: Open New Record



Step 4: Enter Protocol information into Form. 



Step 5: To Save Form as Draft, click Submit 


NOTE: By hitting submit, you create a draft and can go back and edit the form at any time before completing the submission.  You must change from draft to pending approval for submission to the Biosafety Officer.

Step 6: Printing a copy of your Protocol

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Step 7: Complete Registration and Submit



  • Approvals are granted for specific conditions identified in original application.
  • If changes are needed, the following actions are required: 
Proposed Change

Required Action

PI (Research and Commercial Labs)

New application must be filed with IBC

Instructor (Teaching Labs Only)


Biological Material

New application must be filed with IBC


New application must be filed with IBC


Notification to BSO and new risk assessment


Notification to BSO and new risk assessment

View Biological Safety Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, minutes, policies, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.

Contact Information

Dana Buckley, Biological Safety Officer
Phone: (603) 862-0197
Email: dana.buckley@unh.edu