AUCA IRB Responsibilities
- The IRB reviews all projects and programs involving human subjects in accordance with this Charter and Standard Operating Procedure.
- The IRB can approve, disapprove, or modify studies based on consideration of any issue it considers relevant to human subject protection. Research that has been approved by the IRB may be subject to further appropriate review and approval or disapproval by the President. Therefore a research project that has been disapproved on the grounds of ethical treatment of human subjects cannot be made approved by the President.
- The IRB can provide continuing advice and counsel to personnel engaged in activities involving human subjects.
- The IRB has the authority to require progress reports from the investigators. The IRB has the authority to suspend or terminate approval of a study or to place restrictions on a study when this is deemed to be in the best interests of the subjects in that study.
- The IRB has the authority to observe the informed consent process as practiced by any investigator in any approved protocol especially in cases where the consent is from a vulnerable population.
- The IRB at AUCA advises and makes recommendations to the University President, to administrative bodies, and to any member of the AUCA community on all matters related to the use of human subjects in research.
You may either apply for Exempt from Full Review or Full Review.