The responsibilities of the institution are to:
An institution whose employees conduct Federally funded research must
establish one or more Institutional Review Boards or obtain access
to an IRB from another institution to review and approve research
involving human subjects conducted at its institution.
Juvenile justice institutions must ensure the protection of human research
participants by requiring IRB oversight of all Federally supported
research that involves human subjects.
Institutions Establishing an IRB
- Protect the rights and welfare of all human research participants.
- Establish or obtain access to an IRB.
- Ensure that all personnel are aware of and knowledgeable about institutional
policies and mechanisms for the approval of research and for reporting
problems with research projects in progress. Personnel involved
in the conduct of research should receive additional training
in institutional expectations and specific Federal, state, and
local regulations pertaining to human subjects research.
- Require additional safeguards for children, the cognitively impaired,
and other vulnerable populations.
- Ensure that all research involving human subjects complies with Federal, state,
and local regulations.
- Acquire appropriate Federal Assurances and satisfy IRB certification requirements.
- Prepare written procedures and guidelines for the IRB to follow when conducting
its initial and continuing review of research and reporting its
findings and actions to the investigator and the administration
of the institution.
- Designate a responsible official within the institution to oversee research
and IRB functions and to ensure that the institution will effectively
fulfill its research oversight function.