Office of the Vice President for Research - Research Administration

Accredited since 2009

Reaccreditation awarded 2012

Reaccreditation awarded 2017

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The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Human Research Protection Program was fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., in 2009.

The five year reaccreditation approval was received in 2012 and in 2017.

 


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Questions of the Week

What are the three main protections established by the Common Rule (45 CFR Part 46)? Answer
What are the basic ethical principles contained in the Belmont Report? Answer
How does the IRB ensure that all research is appropriately reviewed during initial review (new studies); continuing review (re-approval of existing studies), and review of modifications to research studies (amendments)?    (7 required determinations) Answer
When a new research study is reviewed by the IRB, how is it determined that the risks have been minimized? When a new research study is reviewed by the IRB, how is it determined that the risks are reasonable in relation to the benefits? (Minimize Risks/Maximize Benefits) Answer
Does research involving children include special requirements? What does the IRB consider when reviewing research involving children? How does the IRB obtain the information it considers when reviewing research involving children? (Research Involving Children) Answer
What authority has been granted to the IRB independently of institutional leadership to ensure the protection of human subjects?
(IRB Authority and Independence)
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What policies and procedures are in place to ensure financial conflicts of interest (COI) of Researchers and Research Staff do not adversely affect the protection of participants, the integrity of the research, or the credibility of the Human Research Protection Program? What are the primary components that must be addressed as part of the comprehensive COI program? (Conflicts of Interest) Answer
How does UT Health San Antonio determine what institutions and personnel are engaged in human subjects research? (Engaged / Not Engaged in Research ) Answer
What does it mean to minimize the possibility of coercion or undue influence? (Coercion / Undue Influence) Answer