UAMS Human Research
Procedures for Study
July 31, 2002
SUBJECT: Investigator and Sub-Investigator
human subjects research that is conducted by or under the direction of any
employee, faculty, staff, student or agent of University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences in connection with his or her institutional responsibilities must be
reviewed by the HRAC.
2. Student Conducted Research. All activities that meet the definition of research with human subjects and that are conducted by students for a class project or for work toward a degree must be reviewed by the HRAC. For example, activities that must be reviewed and approved by the HRAC include:
a. All masterís theses and doctoral dissertations that involve human subjects; and
projects that involve human subjects and for which findings may be published or
i. Oversight by
students/fellows applying for HRAC review must obtain the signature of their
faculty advisor on the Signature Page of their application.
of Interest. The protection of
human subjects requires objectivity in communicating risks, selecting subjects,
promoting informed consent, and gathering, analyzing and reporting data. Therefore, the HRAC Committees should
consider conflict of interest issues in their deliberations of
investigators must reveal on their application to the HRAC whether they or any
other person responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of the research
has an economic interest in, or acts as an officer or a director of any outside
entity whose financial interests would reasonably appear to be affected by, the
b. When appropriate, the informed consent document should state that all clinical investigators are required to comply with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciencesí Conflict of Interest Guidelines or an affiliate institutional policy (see HRAC policy 3.3).