Use of Human Subjects in Research
If you are planning to conduct any kind of research involving human subjects (surveys, clinical studies, basic research, chart reviews, etc.) you must get approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to comply with federal regulations. The IRB is responsible for ensuring that any research conducted under its auspices protects the rights and welfare of human subjects. The IRB has information on application guidance and resources for new investigators.
No human subject research may be started if the IRB has not approved a project or if the one-year renewal has not been approved. All clinical investigations, funded externally, are sponsored activities (not to be considered a gift or donation) and are subject to IRB approval. Read about Human Subjects Training.
If you are a new investigator and would like tutoring on the IRB, please contact Jeff Botkin, Associate Vice President for Research.