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Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research

Union University, in accordance with its Multiple Project Assurance (MPA) filed with the Department of Health and Human Services, and 45 CFR part 46 establishes the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB).

The IRB is responsible for reviewing research involving human subjects to ensure that such research is consistent with the principles of (1) respect for persons, (2) beneficence, and (3) justice, as set forth in the Belmont Report (1979). Additionally, the IRB follows all applicable Federal, state, and university regulations. These include but are not limited to 45 CFR Part 46, 21 CFR parts 50 and 56 and the Union University Multiple Project Assurance (MPA) for research involving human subjects.


In accordance with 45 CFR 46, the IRB is required to report instances of serious or continuing non-compliance, and any suspension or termination of IRB approval to the Vice Provost for Research, the Federal Office for Protection from Research Risks OPRR, and, in the case of Federally supported research projects, the appropriate Department or Agency head.

Additionally, non-compliance with this policy by faculty/staff members may result in one or more of the following:

Non-compliance with this policy by students may jeopardize awarding of the degree being sought.

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