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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART II. COMMUNITY POLICIES
DIVISION I HUMAN RIGHTS, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

(Written to conform to Regents Procedural Guide 3/74; amended 9/93; 10/95; 9/97)

CHAPTER 27: RESEARCH

(Amended 9/93; 10/95; 9/97; 10/99; 1/02; 8/02; 11/06; 1/08; 1/09; 3/10; 10/10; 2/12; 5/12; 3/13; 4/13; 8/14)

27.1 Principles for Determining the Suitability of Research Done in the University
27.2 Principles Governing Access to Research Information
27.3 Process for Access to Research Information
27.4 General Policy and Procedures for Review of Research Projects Involving Use of Human Subjects
27.5 Administrative Surveys and Questionnaires
27.6 Ethics in Research
27.7 Corporate- and Industry-Sponsored Projects
27.8 Anti-Retaliation Policy for Reporting of Misconduct in Research
27.9 General Policy and Procedures for Review of Research and Instruction Projects Involving Use of Animal Subjects
27.10 University of Iowa Authorship Policy

27.1 PRINCIPLES FOR DETERMINING THE SUITABILITY OF RESEARCH DONE IN THE UNIVERSITY.
(President 7/20/84; amended 11/06; 3/10)

27.2 PRINCIPLES GOVERNING ACCESS TO RESEARCH INFORMATION.
(President 7/20/84; amended 8/99; 11/06) 27.3 PROCESS FOR ACCESS TO RESEARCH INFORMATION.
(Amended 11/06)

27.4 GENERAL POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF RESEARCH PROJECTS INVOLVING USE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS.
(President 8/7/75; amended 9/97; 11/00; 6/01; 8/02)

It is the general concern of the University that no research done under the jurisdiction of the University expose persons who participate as subjects or respondents to unreasonable risks to their health, general well-being, or privacy.

Specifically, the University is concerned that in all research and related activities involving the use of human subjects: 1) the rights and welfare of the individuals involved are adequately protected; 2) the participation of the subjects is based on freely given, legally effective informed consent; and 3) the risks to the subject are reasonable in relation to the sum of the benefit to the subject and the importance of the knowledge to be gained as to warrant a decision to allow the subject to accept these risks.

Therefore, all research and related activities involving the use of human subjects must be submitted for prior review by the appropriate University Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that the above conditions are met.

Primary responsibility for assuring that the rights and welfare of research subjects are protected continues to rest with principal investigators conducting the research. Others engaged in the conduct of the research share this responsibility. Teachers who assign or supervise research conducted by students have an obligation to consider carefully whether those students are qualified to adequately safeguard the rights and welfare of subjects.

The University has provided the federal government with a formal commitment to ethical and appropriate review and conduct of human subjects research in a document entitled "Federalwide Assurance of Protection for Human Subjects." The detailed University policy and procedures are described in a manual entitled "Investigator's Guide to Human Subjects Research." Both documents are available via the World Wide Web at http://research.uiowa.edu/hso or in hard copy from the Human Subjects Office.
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27.5 ADMINISTRATIVE SURVEYS AND QUESTIONNAIRES.
(President 11/9/78; amended 8/99; 4/01; 6/01)

27.6 ETHICS IN RESEARCH.
(President 7/3/84; amended 10/95; amended 10/97; 3/10; 3/13; 8/14)

Effective August 2014, this policy has been rewritten. For the most current version without redlining, return to II-27.6.

27.7 CORPORATE- AND INDUSTRY-SPONSORED PROJECTS.
(10/99; 1/08; 1/09; 3/10; 10/10; 5/12; 3/13; 4/13)

FOOTNOTE
1. If an award ends in a surplus and reduced F&A rate was negotiated with the University's Division of Sponsored Programs, then up to the full F&A rate will be assessed on incurred expenses. Full F&A rate is defined as 25 percent of total direct costs (TDC) on clinical trials or the negotiated federal F&A rate charged on all other awards. [back]

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27.8 ANTI-RETALIATION POLICY FOR REPORTING OF MISCONDUCT IN RESEARCH.
(2/97; 3/10)

27.9 GENERAL POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION PROJECTS INVOLVING USE OF ANIMAL SUBJECTS.
(1/02; 1/08) 27.10 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA AUTHORSHIP POLICY.
(Faculty Senate 2/12)


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