Committees on Human Research
MANUAL FOR HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH:
The University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care have made a firm commitment to the protection of human research subjects. The US Department of Health and Human Service regulations require each institution that conducts research involving human subjects to describe, in detail, the procedures it will use to protect the rights and welfare of the human subjects. Each institution prepares a document that describes these procedures. The document is called a “Federalwide Assurance” (FWA).
UVM and FAHC each have a FWA which have identical written statements regarding our program of protections for human subjects in research. This includes our adherence to the ethical standards as well as our policies and procedures for the conduct of research involving human subjects. These guidelines cover all internal and external funded research, as well as unfunded projects and are applicable to faculty, fellow, resident, and student-initiated projects. The research manual is a culmination of all our local policies and procedures.
The manual is updated regularly, but is only edited and released in full twice per year. Below you will find the most recent full version of the manual and a summary of interim changes that are currently in effect.
Last modified April 01 2013 03:28 PM