AR 7:4

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AR 7:4 Human Research Subject Protection and Institutional Review Boards [Official PDF]



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, research staff, participants, and sponsors.

Any undertaking, regardless of funding source, in which a University faculty member, staff member, or student conducts human research 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.


Topics Include

Human research subject, Institutional Review Board, human subjects, clinical investigation


Regulation Information

Effective Date: 10/8/2013

Responsible Official / Office: Provost / VP Research


Related Materials

Code of Federal Regulations:

CFR 45, Part 46
CRF 21, Part 50
CFR 21, Part 56