All Faculty and Students Involved in Research,

As COVID-19 has impacted our place of work and our research efforts the IRB committee has finalized and approved a new Protocol that includes research activity supporting the inclusion of deactivated SARS-CoV2 (virus causing COVID-19) samples on the campus at UAH. The link to the protocol is now located on the IRB webpage.

The purpose of this protocol is to guide research activity that supports the inclusion of deactivated SARS-CoV2 (virus causing COVID-19). This protocol includes guidelines pertaining to all SARS-CoV2 related research activities that do not concern the propagation and handling of active SARS-CoV2 conducted on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville. 

Required facility: Any treatment or storage of biological samples containing deactivated SARS- CoV2 must be performed in a Biosafety Level (BSL)-2 level facility.

Please note the last 2 pages require signatures.

Please let the IRB know if you have any questions concerning submission of IRB applications that will include deactivated SARS-CoV2 samples.


Dr. Ann L. Bianchi
IRB Chair

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