Policies and Standard Operating Procedures

Guidance and instructions regarding the policies and procedures related to conduct of human subjects research that are specific to this Institution are contained within the Investigator’s Manual. It is important that all Investigators and professional staff read this manual thoroughly and make sure that study personnel are familiar with it. This manual describes procedures ranging from how to submit research to the IRB to the Principal Investigator’s responsibilities following IRB approval. It references the policies and procedures on this page and the Investigator Guidance page. Additional help is always available at the IRB office by calling (508) 856-4261 or e-mailing IRB@umassmed.edu

Policies

Standard Operating Procedures

 

Checklists and Worksheets

These documents provide support regarding determinations that the IRB must make before a project may be approved. These documents may be used as additional guidance in preparing your submission to the IRB. Not all checklists/worksheets apply to all research. You may use, as a guide, those which are applicable to your research. Additional help is always available at the IRB office by calling (508) 856-4261 or e-mailing IRB@umassmed.edu

Checklists

Worksheets