Institutions engaged in human subjects research supported or conducted by any federal department or agency must provide written assurance that it will comply with the requirements in the HHS Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR 46.
The University provides this assurance through a DHHS FWA (FWA00002306). As part of its FWA, the University agrees to
Direct responsibility for the protection of human subjects falls to the University's Research Integrity Office (RIO) and the IRB. These bodies have the authority to ensure
The federal regulations for the protection of human subjects exempt some research activities from the requirements of the policy (§46.101(b)). The University has designated the RIO to review and authorize exempt research. For more information about exempt categories of research and the authorization process, see "Exempt Research."