IRB Policies & Guidance

General Guidance Forms Information
Security standards for protection of electronic health information Policy and Appendicies
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Use in business associate related projects at the University of Kansas (Lawrence)
Payments to participants MSWord
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In considering whether paid participants in research are recruited fairly, informed adequately, and paid appropriately.
Recruitment guidance MS Word
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Provided to assist in developing recruitment documents and to be in compliance with the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP).
Participant Payment Information  
Federal Policy Links Comments
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
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Federal Agency providing leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 
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From the Code of Federal Regulations, the text of the Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, US Department of Health and Human Services.
Federal Wide Assurance (FWA)
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The Federalwide Assurance is the only type of assurance currently accepted and approved by OHRP. Through the FWA, an institution commits to HHS that it will comply with the requirements in the HHS Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR part 46.
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A registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
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