The University is committed to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research and specifically to its obligation to ensure the rights and welfare of human research subjects. Human research protection is a shared responsibility involving the University, the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), investigators, and research staff.
Any undertaking, regardless of funding source, in which a University faculty member, staff member, or student conducts research involving human subjects or a clinical investigation requires IRB review and approval prior to initiation. The University applies the applicable federal definitions for "research", "human subjects", and "clinical investigation" in determining which activities require prior IRB review and approval.
Human research subject, Institutional Review Board, human subjects, clinical investigation
Effective Date: 2/19/2007
Responsible Official / Office: Provost / VP Research