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Research Review Boards

The university maintains the following four research review boards, which are responsible for approving research proposals involving human subjects, recombinant DNA, radiation safety, and animals.

  1. Institutional Review Board - It is university policy that all projects involving risk to human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board. Approval is based on established university, state and sponsoring agency guidelines for the protection of the rights and welfare of subjects at risk.

  2. Institutional Biosafety Committee - It is university policy that all research projects involving recombinant DNA and that are considered non-exempt under the NIH "Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules" must be approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

  3. Radiation Safety Committee - It is university policy that all projects involving radioactive materials must be approved for usage and safety procedure by the Radiation Safety Committee.

  4. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee - It is university policy that all projects involving animals must be approved, in accordance with established university and sponsoring agency regulations, by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

           It is the responsibility of the principal investigator to gain the approval of the appropriate review board(s) prior to the submission of a proposal to a funding agency, or, in the case of unfunded research, prior to engaging in the research activity. The vice president for research is authorized to issue procedures in order to assure that these research policies are implemented in compliance with applicable regulations. Information on the review board policies is available from the Office of Research.

-Approved by the president
October 1, 2003
Revised July 17, 2006

          


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