Protection of Human Research Participants

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    Policies & Procedures for Protections of Human Research Participants
    Research Participant Compensation Policy


    UPDATED IRB Policies and Procedures

    I.  Administration

    Background and Principles
    Governmental Oversight and Regulations
    IRB Scope and Authority
    Roles and Responsibilities (Institution and IRB)
            Board Composition
            IRB Meetings


    II. IRB Review Process and Considerations


    Which Projects Require Review
    Class Projects
    Key Personnel
    Study Site Cooperation
    Submission & Screening
    Review Process
            Inter-Institutional Research
    Risks and Benefits
    Privacy and Confidentiality
    Research Using Existing or Secondary Data
    Special Populations
    Research with Children, Youth, and in PreK12 Settings


    III. After Approval

    Continuing Review and Project Closure
    Study Modifications
    Reporting Problems



    Download IRB Policies and Procedures as a PDF file.



    General Questions
    You have submitted your IRB Application. What happens next?
    Frequently Asked Questions


    Resources for Researchers

    Primer for Reporting Data while Maintaining Confidentiality - This is Chapter 2 of a report by the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology that describes how to protect confidentiality or privacy of participants when reporting statistical data from research studies.

    2015 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards - The Compilation features listings of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections in 113 countries, as well as standards issued by a number of international and regional organizations.

        Questions concerning processing of IRB protocols or research projects involving human subjects should be directed to the IRB Administrator Anita Gordon, Director of Research Ethics, or 319-273-6148.