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Protection of Human Subjects

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to the protection of human participants involved in research and other scholarly activities conduced by our faculty, staff or students.

Human Subjects (participants) research and other scholarly activities are defined as systematic investigations designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge, which involves the collection of data from or about living human beings.  In addition, all student research activities involving human participants outside of the classroom are considered to be in this category. All research and other scholarly activities involving human participants are required to be reviewed and approved by Texas A&M University-Commerce’s IRB prior to initiation of data collection. This requirement applies to all human participants research and other scholarly activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students, on- and off-campus, regardless of the funding source, if any, for the project.

IRBProcessProtocols

Please contact Mona Gilley at the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs with questions.

IRB Information

University Procedure on IRB
IRB Members2013-2014 IRB Full Board Meeting & Protocol Submission Schedule

Instructions

If you are a student, please submit the complete protocol (with your own signature on page 10) to your adviser to review and sign, and then submit to your Departmental IRB to review and get the Departmental IRB representative’s signature. If there is no Departmental IRB committee in your department, please submit it to the College IRB committee to review and get the College IRB representative’s signature.

If you are a staff/faculty member, please submit the complete protocol (with your own signature on page 10) to your Departmental IRB to review and get the Departmental IRB representative’s signature. If there is no Departmental IRB committee in your department, please submit it to the College IRB committee to review and get the College IRB representative’s signature.

If you are a student from Honors College, please submit complete protocol (with your own signature on page 10) to your adviser to review and sign, and then submit to your adviser’s Departmental IRB to review and get the Departmental IRB representative’s signature. If there is no Departmental IRB committee in your adviser’s department, please submit it to the College IRB committee to review and get the College IRB representative’s signature.

College/Departmental Representatives

Forms

Protocol Form - Minimal Risk Review Application

Use this form for all new protocols.

Protocol Form - Expedited or Full Board Review Application

Prisoner Research Form

Request Continuation/Renewal Form 
Use this form if you have an approved protocol and need to continue beyond the 1 year approval date.
Protocol Amendment/Addendum
Use this form if you have an approved protocol and need to make changes to the original protocol.

External Grant Protocol Form
Use this form if you are preparing/developing an external grant proposal and need conditional approval.

Additional Team Member Form

Adverse Event Form

Closure Form
To close out research protocols

 

Templates and Samples

Exempt Informed Consent

Informational Letter
Child Assent Wth Signature
Child Assent Without Signature
Informed Consent (Online Survey)
Informed Consent (Distributed with signature)
Tips of Informed Consent (in Spanish & other languages)
Parental Permission With Signature
Parental Permission Without Signature
Site Letter Example
Deception/Concealment Form
Deception/Concealment Information

Expedited or Full Board Consent
Informational Letter
Child Assent Wth Signature
Child Assent Without Signature
Informed Consent
Parental Permission With Signature
Parental Permission Without Signature
Deception/Concealment Form
Deception/Concealment Information
Guidance on the Use of Audio/Video/Photography

Sources and Information on the Protection of Human Subjects

APA Ethics Office
ASA Ethics
Department of Education
Federal Human Subjects Regulations (45CFR46)
Guideline for writing Consent Forms
Office for Human Research Protection
Nuremberg Code
The Belmont Report
The Declaration of Helsinki

Protection of Human Subjects Workshop
(this workshop does not replace mandatory training in CITI)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzu602lyi8k

Selected University IRB Homepages

http://www.irb.pitt.edu/
http://www.med.umich.edu/irbmed/

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