Posted September 7, 2022 by Ashley Washburn
In response to new requirements from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institutional Review Board has implemented new policy and procedures to address emergency preparedness for human subjects protocols. The policy is posted on the Research Compliance Services’ policies and procedures webpage, section 1.007.
IRB staff are hosting a virtual informational session on Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to noon, to briefly describe the new emergency preparedness requirements and answer other IRB-related questions. Registration is required.
Several updates to policies, guidance and templates have been added to the IRB webpages to assist investigators in protocol development and project management. The following materials can be found on the IRB policies page, IRB guidance pages or the IRB templates pages.
- Data Identifiability – Definitions.
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Use of FERPA-regulated Data for Research Purposes – Guidance provides information on using FERPA-regulated data through UNL process and procedures.
- Students as Research Participants in the Classroom Environment – Guidance gives considerations and practical protocol development ideas on what to include when an investigator is also the course instructor.
- Students Recruited in the Classroom Informed Consent – This template corresponds with the guidance on students as research participants.
- Re-Consenting/Re-Assenting Participants – Guidance covers what to consider when approaching the need to tell research subjects about new information.
For more information or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.