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Department Chair or Center Director

  • Promotes compliance with Federal and State regulations, sponsor, and Institutional policies and procedures regarding the safety and welfare of human participants involved in research studies initiated within his/her department.
  • Reviews and approves IRB applications prior to submission, as documented by his/her signature on the IRB application, to assure the soundness of the research design, scientific and scholarly merit in relation to the departmental capacities and adequate staff and resources to conduct the study.