- UConn Health – Human Subjects Protection Office
- Office of University Compliance
- Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS)
- UConn Qualtrics Online Survey Information
- Policy on the Security Requirements for Protecting University Data at Rest
- UConn Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- UConn Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
State of Connecticut
- Department of Developmental Services
- Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DHMAS)
- Department of Public Health Human Investigations Committee
- Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
- Department of Correction Organizational Development Unit (includes Research and Evaluation)
Greater Hartford Area Hospitals and Medical Centers
- Hartford Hospital IRB
- St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center IRB
- Connecticut Children’s Medical Center IRB
- Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Guidance for IRBs, etc.)
- FDA Investigator Responsibilities – Protecting the Rights, Safety, and Welfare of Study Subjects
- Frequently Asked Questions on Botanical Drug Product Development (Addresses Dietary Supplements and INDs)
- Development & Approval Process (Drugs)
- Information Sheet Guidances for Institutional Review Boards, Clinical Investigators, and Sponsors.
- Medical Devices
- Mobile Medical Applications
- Department of Health and Human Services – HIPAA
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Research Involving Human Subjects
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- U.S. Department of Education Protection of Human Subjects in Research
- U.S. Department of Energy Human Subject Protection Program
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Program for Research Integrity Development & Education (PRIDE)
- Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Human Subject Protection Branch (HSPB)
- Department of the Navy – Human Research Protection Program
- National Institute of Justice – Human Subjects and Privacy Protection
- Department of Education
Training for Research with Human Participants
- Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)
- NIH Protecting Human Research Participants (Replaces NCI Course)
IRB Professional Organizations/Forums/Accreditation
- Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
- Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP)
- IRB Discussion and News Forum
International Research Ethics Guidelines
- Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects
- Nuffield Council on Bioethics (UK)
- World Health Organization (WHO) Ethics Publications
- Listing of International Bioethics Organizations
- ResearchMatch at UConn – Information about UConn and UConn Health’s participation in Research Match.
- ResearchMatch – National volunteer registry used by over 120 institutions to match volunteers with active research studies.
- The Center for Health Studies – Project to Review and Improve Study Materials (PRISM)
- The Researcher’s Guide provides investigators and students with information that will be helpful for meeting the standards set by the UConn IRB policies and by the Federal Regulations for the protection of human subjects in research.
- Download the entire Researcher’s Guide
Or go to each section in the guide:
- Secondary Data Analysis
Guidance on analysis of existing data sets.
- Data Security and Internet-Based Research
Protecting and securing data on devices and during transmission over the internet. Conducting research on the web.
- Closure of Human Subjects Research Studies
Guidance on study closure procedures, record retention, and adverse events learned after study closure
- Consent Process
Informed consent is more than the form.
Guidance for use of deception in research and debriefing requirements.
Good research documentation habits are essential to reliable research data.
- Does Evaluation Require IRB Review?
The decision about whether review is required should be made in concert with the IRB.
- Ethnographic/Naturalistic Research
Guidelines for submission of ethnographic/naturalistic research protocols.
- Focus Groups
Guidance on when research involves focus groups to obtain data.
- Investigator Responsibilities
Your part in the compliance partnership.
- Normal Educational Practice
What type of educational research may or may not qualify for review under the exempt criteria?
- OHRP Guidance
A brief introduction to the Federal office that oversees research with human participants.
- Oral Histories
When are oral histories “human subject research” under the federal rules definition?
- PI Mentoring of Student Researchers Conducting Research with Human Participants
Guidance regarding the importance of mentoring student researchers and the responsibilities of mentorship.
- Recruitment and Advertising Guidance
Guidance for recruitment and advertising, including a recruitment flyer template.
- Student Athlete Involvement in Research Studies
Guidance regarding recruitment and compensation.
- Study Design and Scientific Review
How design is related to participant protection.
- Wording Tips
Need to simplify language for participants?