The Ana G. Méndez University System has established a Board for the Protection of human beings involved in research in order to ensure the rights and well-being of participants in research activities. The Institutional Revision Boards (IRB) are regulated by Federal Law 45 CFR 46 Parts A, B, C and D in following various basic principles established by âThe Belmont Report on Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research of September 30 1978. All investigations related to human beings that are undertaken or authorized by the Ana G. Méndez University System must be submitted for IRB review. IRB approval must be obtained before starting the project. According to Law 45 CFR 46 a human being is an living individual for which the researcher (professor or student) conducting the research obtains (1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual (2) identifiable private information (i.e. pathological samples, medical files, etc.) Certification.
The responsibilities of the IRB Committee include:
Determine if the rights and well-being of the participants are adequately protected.
Revise, approve, require modifications or disapprove all investigation protocols related to human beings or human biological subjects.
Continually review all research studies related to human beings as stated by federal law.
Control all approved protocol related to human beings or human biological subjects.
Suspend or interrupt research that is not conducted ethically as established by law or established IRB requirements, or is associated with serious unexpected harm to the participants.
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