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    Research on Human Subjects: Is Your Institution Complying With Federal Rules?

    Federal law mandates that Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) pre-approve research on humans. Because of their complex research programs, most large research universities have well-developed IRB protocols, but many smaller institutions do not. IRBs review research proposals to ensure they meet safety standards, do not present conflicts of interest, and properly obtain consent from research subjects. Federal agencies have suspended government-funded human subject research at institutions that failed to follow IRB protocols.

    Icon Checklist: Drafting Effective Releases

    Do those who deal with contracts at your institution draft effective releases? This checklist highlights guidelines for revising or drafting releases that benefit those who participate in an activity as well as sponsoring educational institutions.

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