The University of Alaska Anchorage is committed to protecting the interests of research subjects and promoting the responsible conduct of human subjects research.
Core Principles, as described by the Belmont Report for responsible research involving human subjects research and their applications, are:
Responsibilities of Researchers
The primary responsibility for ensuring that the research is conducted in the appropriate manner rests with the researcher. To this end, the researcher is responsible for:
The Role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The IRB was established by the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs to protect the interests of research subjects. The main role of the IRB is the review of all human subjects research conducted at UAA to ensure that the research fulfills the requirements of the federal regulations.
The IRB reviews research proposals according to the following criteria:
The University of Alaska Anchorage holds a Federal Wide Assurance, FWA No. 00000184. Under this Assurance, the IRB at UAA is recognized as the responsible IRB for fulfilling the requirements of the Federal Regulations at Title 45 Part 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46), and UAA assures the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Research Protections, that it will meet all of the requirements of 45 CFR 46 regardless of sponsorship.
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