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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.


Responsible Office:  Vice President for Research

Effective Date: 10/08/2013