Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Office for Research Integrity & Compliance

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Rules, Regulations & Standard Operating Practices

for Human Research Activities

University & Medical Center Institutional Review Board

Office of Research Integrity & Compliance


This page is currently undergoing revision.


While we revise this page you will still have access to our current standard operating practices (SOPs) and rules by clicking on "Manual" below.  We are updating our SOPs and rules and revising this page to make it more user friendly. We hope to make it easier for you to locate the SOP or rule that you need by listing each separately and making it a link to its own separate document. As we proceed you will see the list of SOPs and rules grow under the sub-headings below.



  • Manual (Version October 2009)


I. ECU's Human Research Protection Program


II. Institutional Roles and Responsibilities


III. Human Research Activities


IV. Food and Drug Administration Regulated Research



V. Informed Consent

VI. Investigator Roles and Responsibilities


  • Continuing Review


VII. Institutional Review Board (IRB) Roles and Responsibilities

VIII. ECU Office of Research Integrity & Compliance



IX. Research Participants

HIPAA Policies Related to Human Subject Research (Under Construction)