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IRB Policies and Procedures - Updated January, 2017

I. Administration

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

 

II. IRB Review Process and Considerations

Which Projects Require Review
Class Projects
Key Personnel and Training
Study Site Cooperation
Application & Screening Process
Review Process
Inter-Institutional Research and Unaffiliated Researchers
Participants
Risks and Benefits
Privacy and Confidentiality
Recruitment
Consent
Compensation of Participants
Special Populations
Research with Children & Youth
Research in K-12 Educational Settings
Research Using Existing or Secondary Data

 

III. After Approval

Continuing Review and Project Closure
Study Modifications
Reporting Problems

 

General Questions

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

 

Archived IRB Manual

Policies & Procedures for Protections of Human Research Participants - 2011 webpages

 

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.
2017 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, anita.gordon@uni.edu or 319-273-6148.