Federal regulations, state laws and University policy require that research involving human participants is subject to institutional oversight to ensure the following:
To receive Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) support for research involving human subjects, institutions must have a Federalwide Assurance (FWA). FWAs require that an institution will comply with the requirements in federal regulations at 45 CFR part 46, including requirements for an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to provide oversight of research involving human participants.
The University has two internal IRBs registered with OHRP:
The University IRBs, through the Research Integrity Office, have jurisdiction over all research involving human subjects conducted by employees and students at the University of Nevada, Reno, the University School of Medicine, and affiliate organizations (i.e. Truckee Meadows Community College, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Nevada Department of Health & Human Services).