What is the IRB?
Oakwood University (OU) maintains an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to protect the rights and welfare of humans recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of this institution. The OU IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove ALL research involving human subjects conducted at OU, as well as research conducted elsewhere by OU’s faculty, staff, and students.
The OU IRB makes its independent determination whether to approve or disapprove a protocol based upon whether or not human subjects are adequately protected. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will address any questions about the appropriateness of proposed research topics.
The OU IRB’s decisions and actions are guided by the "Belmont Report", the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) policy, Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 46 (also known as the “Common Rule”), and by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy, Title 21 CFR Part 50 and Title 21 CFR Part 56.
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