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IRB Information for Researchers

An Introduction to the IRB

Institutional Review Board Info

Federal regulations, state laws and University policy require that research involving human participants is subject to institutional oversight to ensure the following:

  • The rights and welfare of research participants are protected.
  • Human research meets ethical standards, and regulatory and institutional requirements.

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 of Nevada, Reno Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is FWA00002306.

The University has two internal IRBs registered with OHRP:

  • Biomedical IRB for biomedical research and clinical trials: IRB00000215
  • Social Behavioral IRB for social, behavioral, and educational research: IRB00000216.

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).

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