Policies & Procedures
The UNO Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects Research is designated as the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is guided by ethical principles established by the World Medical Association, and its adoption of the Declaration of Helsinki, the Belmont Report, and by the Ethical Guidelines of Behavioral Research of the American Psychological Association. These principles are implemented in consonance with applicable university, state and federal laws and regulations. Review is required for all research and related activities involving human subjects conducted by investigators with an appointment (hereafter referred to as employee) at UNO, as established by federal law.
Information about the Office for Human Research Protections (formerly the Office for Protection from Research Risks -OPRR) and the rights of human subjects is available here. This link contains both regulations regarding OHRP authority (45 CFR 46; The Common Rule) and activities as well as the OHRP IRB Guidebook. The Guidebook can be downloaded and provides information regarding IRB activities and responsibilities.
Other important information related to human subjects protection including the Belmont Report can be found at the OHRP Website.
Approval of any submission to the IRB is contingent upon meeting all of the requirements of the Federal Code, 45 CFR 46. Submissions also must comply with all state and local requirements and laws.
Policies and procedures specific to research involving human subjects at the University of New Orleans and the UNO IRB are described in this document. All of these regulatory documents must be understood and adhered to by all investigators. If you require additional assistance, please contact the Chair of the IRB at email@example.com.