Research Administration Coordinator
Research Compliance Officer
Research Integrity and Compliance
FEDERAL DEFINITION OF RESEARCH
Research is a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Activities which meet this definition constitute research for purposes of human subjects policy, whether or not they are conducted or supported under a program which is considered research for other purposes.
Any research conducted by Sacramento State faculty, staff, or students involving human subjects or any research related activity involving human subjects that utilizes Sacramento State time, facilities, resources and/or students must be reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure compliance with applicable federal and campus policy.
The IRB is the committee charged with the implementation of campus and federal policies to safeguard the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research activities by the University or its affiliates.
- UPDATED IRB REVIEW REQUEST FORM – REQUIRED FOR ALL 2013-14 SUBMISSIONS. OLDER PROTOCOL FORMS WILL BE RETURNED TO SUBMITTER (DOC)
- Human Subjects Regulations Decision Charts (HHS OHRP)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Online Survey Guidelines (PDF)
- Guidance and Procedures of the IRB (PDF)
- CITI Research Ethics Education Program
IRB STAFFING CHANGES
Due to recent staff changes in the IRB office, we are managing the flow of protocols and questions differently this semester until the positions are filled. If you have an IRB-related question or concern, please call (916) 278-7565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond promptly. You are also welcome to e-mail any of the individuals below.
- Juliana Raskauskas, IRB Chair and Professor of Education
- Brad Stockert, IRB Vice Chair and Professor of Physical Therapy (email@example.com)
- David Earwicker, Assistant Vice President, Research Administration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|IMPORTANT REMINDER: In accordance with federal regulations and campus policy, protocols for research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects) prior to recruiting subjects and/or collecting data. Should you begin your work before receiving official IRB approval, you put your project in jeopardy and the use of any data collected will not be permitted. In addition, you are exposing yourself and the University to potential liability even if an adverse event does not occur. Any research involving human subjects that utilizes Sacramento State personnel, facilities, resources, and/or students is covered by these requirements. Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you have any comments or questions.|
|2013-14 Human Subjects Committee Deadlines|
|NEW - for 2013-14 the IRB is accepting submissions daily. Protocols requiring full committee review must be received in complete form by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, TWO WEEKS prior to each meeting. Researchers are encouraged to submit protocols applications as soon as they are complete, and they may be submitted in electronic form with all attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org for a review of completeness and initial risk assessment.|
Mon. Sept. 9, 2013
Mon. Sept. 23, 2013