A Biosafety Officer per college/department reviews protocols involving potentially biohazardous materials and decides to approve in his/her level or to submit the protocol for committee review. Only then will the researcher submits the reviewed protocol in IBBC Forms 1 (accomplished by the proponents/researchers) and 2 (accomplished by the laboratory manager) to the NIH-IMBB Central Lab for issuance of the certificate/clearance. The IBBC clearance/certificate is signed by the over-all chair of the committee once the protocol is approved. For inquiries, you may contact the IBBC Secretariat at 218-2659 and look for Mr. Jan Mickaele de Leon. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.