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Download  the IRB Policies (PDF). This document was last updated on Nov. 18, 2013

Record Keeping

An original copy of each submitted proposal, the IRB review results, and minutes of IRB meetings will be stored in the Office of the Associate Provost of Research, 151 Science Center. All records will be retained for at least 3 years after the completion of each approved research project and available for inspection by regulatory agencies during regular business hours (in accordance with the guidelines in the Protection of Human Subjects, 45 CFR §46.115).

Contacting the IRB

Additional information on the Spelman College IRB and the procedures for submission of proposals involving human subjects may be obtained by contacting Chandra Chambliss at the Office of the Associate Provost of Research at
(404) 270-5706 or by e-mail at IRB@spelman.edu.

Copies of the Protection of Human Subjects guidelines are available at the Office of the Associate Provost of Research, 151 Science Center.

Federalwide Assurance of Protection of Human Subjects (FWA)

The Spelman College IRB has obtained a Federalwide Assurance of Protection of Human Subjects by the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Spelman College IRB is not yet authorized to approve human subject research supported with funds from federal agencies.

Researchers whose IRB application is for a federally funded proposal must indicate the federal agency from which funds are sought on the Proposal Cover Sheet.

Principal Investigators are responsible for ensuring that IRB instructions are followed, that problems with human subject research are promptly reported to the IRB, and that refinements, changes, or any modification to research protocols are reported to the IRB prior to their use in research. Institutions at which human subject research is not conducted in compliance with Federal regulations are subject to the loss of all federal funding.

Useful Links

For information about the Federal Law concerning human subject research, visit the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For discipline-specific information concerning protection of human subjects, please click on these links:

American Medical Association
Humanities
Anthropology
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology