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Human Research

Institutional Review Board (IRB)Federal regulations require the review of all projects (research, teaching, or other) involving the use of human participants by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). At Washington University, the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) administers ten independent Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), which review and approve protocols for all research involving human participants. HRPO also administers Washington University’s Human Subjects Education Program.

Institutional Statement of Commitment to the Protection of Human Participants in Research 

Monitoring of Human ResearchThe Human Research Quality Assurance Program (HRQA) performs on-site monitoring of open human subject research protocols to help assure compliance with Federal regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures governing the use of human research participants. The HR QA/QI Committee oversees all HR QA/QI monitoring activities and assesses findings.