The Vice President for Research is authorized to review all proposed research, and decide whether the University will permit the research, as appropriate to the role and scope of the University. All human subject research will be reviewed by the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). The involvement of human subjects in research projects will not be permitted to begin until the IRB has approved the research protocol, the informed consent document, the testing instruments, and the appropriate consents from subjects which have been obtained by the Principal Investigator. Previously approved protocols must be reviewed annually by the IRB. Interim changes to approved protocols must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to implementation.
If human subjects involved in research projects approved by the IRB are harmed, including any physical or psychological injury, any adverse events, improper disclosure of private information, economic loss, and other harmful or potentially harmful occurrences, the Principal Investigator must notify the IRB and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects immediately. ORSP will, in turn, notify the Office of Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services.