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Human Subjects Protection in Research

Authority: Executive Order 890 Administration of Grants & Contracts in Support of Sponsored Programs; Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 45, Public Welfare, Part 46, Protection of Human Subjects and related documents; Office of Human Research Protections.
Scope: The purpose of this policy is to provide a comprehensive human subjects policy that reflects current federal mandates for the protection of human subjects and ensures ethical research practices. This policy applies to all CSUSM faculty, administrators, staff, and students whenever they are supervising or conducting research involving human subjects, regardless of whether the subjects are members of the CSUSM community. This policy applies to human subjects research conducted at other institutions by CSUSM faculty, staff, and students, even if that institution has its own review process. This policy applies to human subjects research regardless of whether it is federally supported or not federally supported.  Researchers not affiliated with CSUSM, but conducting research with CSUSM faculty, staff, students and/or alumni, must also be approved by this IRB. All research involving human subjects or personal data must be in compliance with this policy, including research classified as exempt. CSUSM cannot accept responsibility for research conducted in violation of University policy and without required review and approval.
Responsible Division: Academic Affairs
Approval Date: 01/22/2019
Originally Implemented: 09/08/1988
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