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Human Subjects Protection

The Office of Human Research Integrity (OHRI) are charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects engaged in research at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital & affiliates, and in research conducted elsewhere by faculty, students, staff or other representatives of the University. Their website contains all the policies, procedures, and forms for human subject protection.

The UMCIRB has prepared a PowerPoint presentation (IRB.ppt) that explains their function.


University Policies:

1. All research using human subjects, including social, behavioral and educational research, must either be reviewed and approved by the appropriate University's institutional review board, or judged to be exempt from such review by a chair of an UMCIRB review board;

2. There is a federal mandatory training requirement for all individuals working in human research. You must take the training before you can do research projects with humans. For more information, see the UMCIRB Website.