Department:

UAMS Human Research Advisory Committee

Policy Number:

2.2

Section:

Relationships

Effective Date:

July 31, 2002

Revision Date:

November 18, 2002

SUBJECT:  To Other University Committees

The UAMS HRAC functions independently of (but coordinates its activities with) other committees appointed at UAMS.  Examples include committees appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) and Sponsored Research such as the Scientific Integrity Committee, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Conflict of Interest Ethics Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, University Biohazards Safety Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee and other review committees including VA Research and Development, Arkansas Cancer Research Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee, General Clinical Research Center, Arkansas Childrenís Hospital Research Institute, and pharmacy of the institution where research is conducted such as at UAMS, Arkansas Childrenís Hospital, or Central Arkansas Veteranís Healthcare System.

The HRAC may work in conjunction with other university or institutional committees; however, it reviews research projects independently based upon the principle that human participants will be adequately protected.