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 Tuesday of every month 12-2 p.m. in University Hall room 370. 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.

BUA Submission Deadline CLEB Meeting Date
December 7, 2020 January 2021
January 4, 2021 February 2021
February 1, 2021 March 2021
March 1, 2021 April 2021
April 5, 2021 May 2021
May 3, 2021 June 2021
June 7, 2021 July 2021
July 6, 2021 August 2021
August 2, 2021 September 2021
September 7, 2021 October 2021
October 4, 2021 November 2021
November 8, 2021 December 2021

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.

BUA Submission Deadline CLEB Meeting ACUC Review
December 7, 2020 January 2021 February 2021
January 4, 2021 February 2021 March 2021
February 1, 2021 March 2021 April 2021
March 1, 2021 April 2021 May 2021
April 5, 2021 May 2021 June 2021
May 3, 2021 June 2021 July 2021
June 7, 2021 July 2021 August 2021
July 6, 2021 August 2021 September 2021
August 2, 2021 September 2021 October 2021
September 7, 2021 October 2021 November 2021
October 4, 2021 November 2021 December 2021
November 8, 2021 December 2021 January 2022