Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB)

The Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB) serves as UC Berkeley’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). CLEB is comprised of subject matter experts, an animal health expert, an occupational physician, as well as community members.

The committee meets to review Biological Use Authorizations on the first Monday of every month 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm via Zoom. RSVP by email is required. If you wish to attend a committee meeting or have any other questions regarding CLEB, please contact bso@berkeley.edu.

CLEB Review Deadlines

Generally, BUA submissions are due the first Monday of each month. Please submit your BUA Applications and BUA Amendments to bso@berkeley.edu on or before the deadline to have your submission reviewed at the next meeting.

CLEB Meeting Date BUA Submission Deadline
December 2023 November 6, 2023
January 2024 December 4, 2023
February 2024 January 3, 2024
March 2024 February 5, 2024
April 2024 March 4, 2024
May 2024 April 1, 2024
June 2024 May 6, 2024
July 2024 June 3, 2024
August 2024 July 1, 2024
September 2024 August 5, 2024
October 2024 September 3, 2024
November 2024 October 7, 2024
December 2024 November 4, 2024
January 2025 December 2, 2024

ACUC Review Deadlines

Protocols that include animal work must be reviewed by CLEB at least two months prior to ACUC review of the Animal Use Protocol. Please note that BUA approval is required before an AUP will be approved. Therefore, submission of the BUA should be three months prior to ACUC review.

CLEB Meeting Date ACUC Meeting Date BUA Submission Deadline
December 2023 January 2024 November 6, 2023
January 2024 February 2024 December 4, 2023
February 2024 March 2024 January 3, 2024
March 2024 April 2024 February 5, 2024
April 2024 May 2024 March 4, 2024
May 2024 June 2024 April 1, 2024
June 2024 July 2024 May 6, 2024
July 2024 August 2024 June 3, 2024
August 2024 September 2024 July 1, 2024
September 2024 October 2024 August 5, 2024
October 2024 November 2024 September 3, 2024
November 2024 December 2024 October 7, 2024
December 2024 January 2025 November 4, 2024
January 2025 February 2025 December 2, 2024