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Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects Guidelines

IRB Forms and Application Instructions
Forms are provided for students, faculty, and staff seeking Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) approval; forms for initial review, continuing review, change in protocol, and report of injury are included.
Definitions and Abbreviations
Definitions of commonly used terms in the IRB process are provided.
Statement of General Principles
IUP's assurance of compliance with Department of Health and Human Services regulations for the Protection of Human Research Subjects
IUP Statement of Individual Research Ethics
The principles listed are intended to explicate the investigator's ethical responsibilities toward human subjects in research.
IRB Membership
Appointments to the IRB shall be made by the president on recommendation from the assistant dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research.
IRB Responsibilities
This summarizes the work of IUP's Institutional Review Board.
Review Process
The description of the IRB review process reflects the various ethical principles and regulatory requirements that each investigator should consider during the design phase of his or her project.
Procedures and Criteria for Approval
Information is provided for initial and continuing approval and for proposed changes.
Details are provided for studies which may require only an initial review and are exempt from ongoing review.
Expedited Review
Categories of research which may qualify for expedited review are listed.
Informed Consent
This provides information which must be a part of all written informed consent documents.
Model Protocols and Consent Forms
Sample protocols to be used as reference materials for investigators
Copyright Information
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