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The goal of IGB Safety and Compliance is to provide a safe environment for researchers, support staff, students and visitors, encourage and enable the development of a safety culture within the Institute and enhance the Institute‚Äôs public image, while minimizing disruption to research activities. IGB Safety and Compliance develops and administers comprehensive safety and compliance programs, which in concert with other campus safety units and in partnership with the IGB research community assures compliance with regulatory requirements.  Additionally, the office interfaces with outside agencies as required and appropriate, provides teaching and training programs for personnel using IGB facilities, maintains safety equipment, supplies, and a collection of safety resource materials, and coordinates other safety and compliance-related functions within the IGB.

All IGB safety and compliance materials can be found here. Further information is available through the links and resources tabs.

IGB & EBI Safety Training Exam

Prior to being issued keys/card access to the building non-faculty researchers, lab workers, users of the Core Facilities, and IGB support staff must first pass a safety exam.

IGB System Services Account

In order to get keys or complete the safety exam you need an IGB system services account. Please visit Room 131 IGB (Gatehouse concourse) to setup an IGB account.


If you have any questions regarding safety at the IGB, please feel free to contact Robert Mann, Occupational Safety Coordinator, at, phone 217-244-8346, or fax 217-244-4867.