Faculty, staff, post-doctoral scholars, and students of East Carolina University have the responsibility to seek honestly and promulgate ethically the truth in all phases of their research. This responsibility governs the production and dissemination of research and creative activities, applications for funding, funding agency reports, teaching, and publication of educational material. It also governs professional relationships among faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and students.
Elements of research misconduct and the procedures for reporting, assessing, and investigating allegations of research misconduct are outlined in The ECU Regulation on Research Conduct.
Assistance and guidance are available from the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (252) 328-9474
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The following UMCIRB informed consent templates have been revised:
Consent Letter Template for Expedited Survey Research v. 1.21.19
Consent for More than Minimal Risk Research v. 1.21.19
Consent for No More than Minimal Risk Research v. 1.21.19
Genetic Testing Consent Template v. 1.21.19
Language for Use in a Sponsor's Consent Template v. 10.1.18
Parent Permission Form Template: No More than Minimal Risk Research v. 1.21.19
Please begin using these templates immediately and discard any old templates you may have stored on your desktop.
The revisions primarily involve changes to consent elements that will be requires under the revised regulations, effective January 21, 2019. These revised templates can be found on our website as well as in ePIRATE.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on the use of a single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) of record for multi-site research became effective January 25, 2018. This policy establishes the expectation that all sites participating in multi-site studies involving non-exempt human subjects research funded by the NIH will use a single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) to conduct the ethical review required by the Department of Health and Human Services regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects. This policy applies to the domestic sites of NIH-funded multi-site studies where each site will conduct the same protocol involving non-exempt human subjects research, whether supported through grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or the NIH Intramural Research Program. It does not apply to career development, research training or fellowship awards.
This policy applies to domestic awardees and participating domestic sites. Foreign sites participating in NIH-funded, multi-site studies will not be expected to follow this policy.
Investigators are encouraged to consult with the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) prior to including an sIRB plan in their application if they have questions about whether or not ECU should cede IRB review to another IRB or assume the responsibility of being the IRB of record (Reviewing IRB).
You may review the NIH posting regarding sIRB review by clicking here.
If you have additional questions about the sIRB review process or IRB reliance agreements, please call the ORIC at 252-744-2914, or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.