Protection of Human Subjects

UNMC’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) assure the protection of all human subjects in research projects conducted by anyone on the premises of the University of Nebraska Medical Center/The Nebraska Medical Center/UNO and conducted elsewhere by faculty, students, staff, or other representatives of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in connection with their institutional responsibilities.

During proposal review, a sponsor will ask for documentation of IRB approval.  Also, before award set-up and during the project period, SPAdmin links projects to IRB protocol and monitors the status.  A PI cannot conduct human subjects research without an active IRB protocol (or determination by the IRB that the project is exempt from HHS regulations).