UAMS Human Research Advisory Committee

Policy Number:



Policies for Study Review

Effective Date:

July 31, 2002

Revision Date:

November 18, 2002

SUBJECT:  Quorum

Except when an expedited or exempt review procedure is used, the HRAC Committee may only review proposed research only at convened meetings at which a majority of the voting members of the HRAC Committee are present, including at least one member whose primary interests are in nonscientific areas [38CFR16.108(b)]. 

No official actions may be taken at a meeting where a majority of the members are not present. 

Failure of Quorum During Meeting.  Should the quorum fail during a meeting (e.g., those with conflicts being excused, early departures, loss of a non-scientist), the meeting should be terminated from further votes until the quorum can be restored.