Institutional Review Board (IRB)
What is the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) IRB was established to ensure the protection of all human subjects in research projects conducted by anyone on the premises of:
- The Nebraska Medical Center (TNMC)
- Children's Hospital & Medical Center (CH&MC)
- Bellevue Medical Center (BMC)
- Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition (GSCN)
- University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO)
In addition, the IRB has oversight for all research that is conducted elsewhere by faculty, students, staff, or other representatives of these institutions.
The IRB also serves to facilitate valuable human subject research, as well as protect the investigator and the institutions through a comprehensive review process. All human subject research projects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to initiation and then conducted in full compliance with the federal regulations and institutional policies.
Assurance # FWA 00002939
Effective through March 14, 2019
UNO IRB Representatives
- Dr. Joseph Brown, Psychology (Member & Vice Chair IRB-01 and IRB-02; Pediatric IRB Alternate Member)
- Dr. John Hill, Educational Administration & Supervision (Member IRB-01 and IRB-02)
- Dr. Brigette Ryalls, Psychology (Pediatric IRB Member)
- Dr. Lisa Sample, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Member IRB-01, Alternate IRB-02)
Required Training in Protection of Human Research Subjects
The Institution, which includes UNMC, The Nebraska Medical Center and UNO, requires all investigators, study personnel, and protocol coordinators, including student researchers, engaged in human subjects research to undergo training in the protection of human subjects utilizing the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI). IRB will review an application but is not authorized to approve the project until all key personnel are trained and certified.
When you are ready to proceed with the Mandatory Training Program, please register at the CITI website.
IRB Education Sessions
The IRB Education Series provides a great way for faculty, staff and students who are involved or interested in human subject research to understand and navigate the IRB process. Attendees must register directly with IRB via the link on the flyer. UNO does not handle registration for this series.
IRB Office Hours at UNO
If you have questions about your human subject research study or the IRB submissions process please consider visiting one our IRB Office Hours.For more information about the IRB process and procedures please visit the IRB website.
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