At MIT, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is called the Committee on Assessment of Biohazards and Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (CAB/ESCRO).  Members are appointed by the President of MIT.  The CAB/ESCRO consists of community representatives, MIT faculty, and staff.  MIT faculty and staff members provide a range of technical expertise that is meant to reflect the range of on-going biological research at the Institute. The Cambridge community members provide a most important public perspective on the Institute’s research. The goal of this combination of technical perspective and public member review is the safe and responsible conduct of research at MIT.

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