Information about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Protections for Human Research Participants
COVID-19 virus information for human subjects researchers
RSP and the Associate Provost for Research have issued guidance for researchers at UNI dealing with COVID-19 and its implications. The guidance document outlines ideas, resources, procedural adjustments and contingency planning considerations for researchers across campus. The guidance includes a specific section about human subjects research. For example, researchers may no longer use in-person recruitment, consent, and/or data collection procedures, until further notice. If you have an urgent need to physically meet with participants, please contact the IRB Chair Todd Evans or IRB Administrator Anita Gordon. Also in the guidance document, you will find some suggestions for how to conduct recruitment, consent, and study administration remotely. If you have questions or need assistance in planning revised procedures, don't hesitate to contact us. All study modifications must still be approved in advance. To obtain approval, email your revisions to Dr. Evans or Dr. Gordon, and you will receive a response within a couple of days. Since we already operate electronically, the IRB will continue to function as usual for the foreseeable future.
IRB Policies and Procedures - Updated January, 2017
II. IRB Review Process and Considerations
Key Personnel and Training
Study Site Cooperation
Application & Screening Process
Inter-Institutional Research and Unaffiliated Researchers
Risks and Benefits
Privacy and Confidentiality
Compensation of Participants
Research with Children & Youth
III. After Approval
Resources for Researchers
International Compilation of Human Research Standards (PDF) - 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-273-6148.