The functions of IBC are as follows but are not limited to:-

  • to provide guidance for safe use of modern biotechnology,
  • to monitor activities dealing with modern biotechnology,
  • establishing and monitoring the implementation of policies and procedures for the purpose of handling living modified organisms,
  • determining the classes of Biosafety Levels for contained use activity for the purpose of modern biotechnology research and development undertaken within a facility where the institutional biosafety committee is established