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.

CLEB Meeting Date BUA Submission Deadline
November 2022 October 3, 2022
December 2022 November 7, 2022
January 2023 December 5, 2022
February 2023 January 3, 2023
March 2023 February 7, 2023
April 2023 March 6, 2023
May 2023 April 3, 2023
June 2023 May 1, 2023
July 2023 June 5, 2023
August 2023 July 3, 2023
September 2023 August 7, 2023
October 2023 September 5, 2023
November 2023 October 2, 2023
December 2023 November 6, 2023
January 2024 December 4, 2023

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
November 2022 December 2022 October 3, 2022
December 2022 January 2023 November 7, 2022
January 2023 February 2023 December 5, 2022
February 2023 March 2023 January 3, 2023
March 2023 April 2023 February 7, 2023
April 2023 May 2023 March 6, 2023
May 2023 June 2023 April 3, 2023
June 2023 July 2023 May 1, 2023
July 2023 August 2023 June 5, 2023
August 2023 September 2023 July 3, 2023
September 2023 October 2023 August 7, 2023
October 2023 November 2023 September 5, 2023
November 2023 December 2023 October 2, 2023
December 2023 January 2024 November 6, 2023
January 2024 February 2024 December 4, 2023