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.

NOTE: THE JANUARY 2022 CLEB MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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

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 Date ACUC Meeting Date
November 8, 2021 December 2021 January 2022
January 4, 2022 January 2022 (CANCELLED) February 2022
January 4, 2022 February 2022 March 2022
February 1, 2022 March 2022 April 2022
March 7, 2022 April 2022 May 2022
April 4, 2022 May 2022 June 2022
May 2, 2022 June 2022 July 2022
June 6, 2022 July 2022 August 2022
July 5, 2022 August 2022 September 2022
August 1, 2022 September 2022 October 2022
September 6, 2022 October 2022 November 2022
October 3, 2022 November 2022 December 2022
November 8, 2022 December 2022 January 2023