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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Additional Resources

Federal Policies and Procedures

Belmont Report  Ethical Principles & Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects Research.

Code of Federal Regulations Governing the Use of Human Subjects in Research
Basic Health & Human Services Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects, often referred to as the Common Rule.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Federal Law that protects the privacy of student education records.
Ferris FERPA Reference Sheet and FERPA & IRB Research Eductional Video

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Establishes the conditions under which protected health information (PHI) may be used or disclosed by covered entities for research purposes.

Office of Human Rights Protections (OHRP)
Regulatory oversight for Protection of Human Research Subjects.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Research Integrity
Oversees and directs Public Health Service research integrity activities.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Reporting Requirements
Regulates clinical investigations or products under its jurisdiction, such as drugs, biological products, and medical devices.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Regulations, Policy & Guidance
Policy & Guidance for NIH awards involving Human Subjects.

Professional Associations-Code of Ethics

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Code of Ethics
Principles & Standards that govern professional work of education researchers.

American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Ethics
Goals to guide psychologists toward the highest ideals of psychology.

Relevant Michigan Regulations

Michigan State Law & Health Codes

Ferris State University Policy & Procedures

Conflict of Interest Policy for Investigators
Established to ensure that the design, conduct and reporting of research will not be biased by any conflicting interests.

Information Technology Policies
Policies relating to the use of information and technology resources.

Research Misconduct Policy and Research Misconduct Procedures
Established to ensure the integrity of research.

Social Media Policy
Applies to social media sites representing Ferris State University as well as individuals who officially represent the University on these platforms.

University Policies