Committees on Human Research
Protection of Human Subjects in Research Tutorial
The University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care have pledged a commitment to the protection of all human subjects in research and have a long-standing history in extending protections required by federal funding to all research activities. In keeping with this commitment, effective January 1, 2001, completion of the University’s on-line training program (“Tutorial: Protection of Human Subjects in Research”) will be required for all individuals involved in the conduct of research involving human subjects, regardless of funding source. The Committee on Human Research (also known as the IRB) will not release the approvals for new and continuing protocols until all individuals involved with human subjects on the project (i.e., direct contact with subjects or access to data) have completed their training. This requirement needs to be fullfilled every three years.
Researchers having completed the tutorial are placed on an IRB listserve. Inclusion in this listserve is mandatory as long as the researcher is working with human subjects. The IRB listserve is used to disseminate information and changes to IRB policies and procedures.
Last modified December 14 2004 03:21 PM