E.2.4 Institutional Review Board
Responsible Department: Instruction
Date Approved/Amended: January 20, 2011
The institution will create an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review both internal and external requests for research studies involving HCC human subjects (students, faculty, and/or staff). The Chancellor shall authorize the Vice Chancellor for Instruction to establish a process by which the HCC IRB will be created and operated to determine and assure that:
- The welfare and rights of human subjects are adequately protected and informed consent given, if necessary;
- Human subjects are not placed at unreasonable physical, mental, or emotional risk as a result of the research;
- The necessity and importance of the research outweighs the risks to the subjects; and
- The researcher(s) is/are qualified to conduct research involving human subjects.