Employee comments invited for protection of human subjects in research
The University of California invites comments on proposed revisions to Presidential Policy on Protection of Human Subjects in Research.
This policy describes the responsibilities of the university, its campuses and researchers in protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research at UC.
The policy includes the following key revisions:
- An explanation of the ethical principles that the university follows for human subjects research.
- A statement that the university's commitment to human subjects applies to all human subjects research in which the University is engaged, regardless of funding source or the institution that provided the IRB (Institutional Review Board) review.
- An explanation that campuses may replace specific Common Rule requirements with commensurate protections for human subjects when the university is engaged in research that is not subject to the Common Rule (e.g., research that is not federally funded or otherwise subject to federal oversight).
- A description of the responsibilities of the campuses, IRBs, other oversight offices and committees, and researchers for compliance with this policy.
The proposed policy is posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates/
If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 3, 2020. Please indicate “Protection of Human Subjects in Research” in the subject line.