Department:

UAMS Human Research Advisory Committee

Policy Number:

3.5

Section:

Committee Membership

Effective Date:

July 31, 2002

Revision Date:

November 18, 2002

SUBJECT:  Vice-Chairpersons  

Appointment.  The HRAC has two vice-chairpersons.  The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Sponsored Research at UAMS appoints the vice-chairpersons.  Appointments are for a four-year term, renewable for a second consecutive four-year term.   

Duties.  The vice-chairpersons assume the duties of the chairperson for their committee when the  chairperson is not available or has a conflict of interest.  At anytime, the vice-chairperson may review protocols submitted for exempt or expedited review.  

The vice-chairpersons may be relieved of responsibility for failure to perform duties of vice-chairperson in an appropriate manner as determined by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Sponsored Research at UAMS.

Compensation.  The vice-chairpersons for the HRAC may be partially compensated for their duties.

Liability Coverage.  As state employees, HRAC vice-chairpersons are covered through the standard UAMS liability coverage.