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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The role of the IRB is to review research protocols involving human subjects and to assure that the research project is carried out with due regard for the human participants in accordance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.

All research conducted by researchers, faculty, staff, or students of the University involving human subject participants must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board prior to initiation of the research.

UALR requires that all investigators intending to conduct research with human subjects complete a human research training course hosted by the University of Miami at www.citiprogram.org. The training is valid for three years. Investigators must also read the Belmont Report of Ethical Principles prior to initiation of the research.

For information regarding definitions and details of the required federal regulations, please refer to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Code of Federal Regulations.

The IRB Committee has drafted a revised IRB Policies and Procedures Manual. Please review a cover letter from Dr. Elisabeth Sherwin, IRB Chair and the DRAFT – Revised UALR IRB Policies and Procedures Manual.

Updated 4.29.2010