Important Message Form 13: Translator's Declaration form will need to be included into the IRB Application when the research team includes a specific individual that will be responsible for translating documents from English to other languages. The translator will need to fill out Form 13: Translator's Declaration form and select the appropriate role as the translator. Access to CITI Training for Non-Affiliated individuals. If an individual is not affiliated with an institution that has IRB and is engaged in the research (obtaining consent, collecting data, having access to identifiable data), then the non-affiliated individual will need to have access to CITI training for Non-Affiliated individuals. Updates On Covid-19 Protocols For In-Person Research The Protocol titled: In-Person Research Activity Protocol during the COVID-19 Pandemic has Expired effective 19 August 2022. This protocol is no longer required to be included in new IRB applications. However, if the UAH campus environment changes related to COVID-19, guidance will be provided. If you have included this protocol in your approved IRB application, you must submit a revision to an approved application stating this protocol has been removed from your procedures. Important: Conducting Research Activities Related to SARS-CoV2 During the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you are submitting a new IRB application that involves collecting deactivated SARS-CoV2 samples you must follow the protocol titled: Conducting Research Activities Related to SARS-CoV2 During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This protocol must be reflected in your IRB application. Protocol for Research Activity Related to SARS-CoV2 Protocol for In-Person Research Activity with COVID-19 Positive Participants or Suspected to Have COVID-19 Conducting research that includes COVID-19 positive or suspected to have COVID-19 can now be conducted off-campus only. If you are submitting a new IRB application that involves conducting research with COVID-19 positive or suspected to have COVID-19 you must follow the In-Person Research Activity with COVID-19 Positive Participants or Suspected to Have COVID-19. This protocol must be reflected in your IRB application. Please note in the protocol the following important instructions: This protocol does not allow in-person research activities with COVID-19 positive participants or suspected to have COVID-19 to be conducted on the UAH campus. At no time should research participants with COVID-19 or suspecting to have COVID-19 be on the UAH campus. This protocol requires all researchers to work remotely while conducting in-person research activities with COVID-19 positive participants or suspected to have COVID-19 This site contains information about the UAH Institutional Review Board, as well as its policies and application procedures. All research involving human subjects must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). The Federal Government establishes special regulations (Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46) to assure the safety of all human subjects involved in research. UAH and its IRB maintain a strong commitment to treating human subjects ethically and to following all Federal Regulations. IRB approval constitutes assurance that research involving human subjects meets these Regulations and is designed to treat participants fairly and ethically. Since UAH does not have a medical school, the majority of our IRB applications come from human sciences (psychology and sociology), human factors engineering, and nursing. A smaller number of applications come from biotechnology, engineering, administrative science, communication arts, and political science. If you are uncertain whether your research requires IRB review, a flow chart is available under "Do I Need Approval." If you determine that you do need approval or exemption, guidance on application procedures and which forms to use can be found under "How Do I Apply" and "Forms." For further guidance on informed consent and the required elements of a consent form, see "On Informed Consent." If you have questions about how to complete any of the application materials, please email them to Dr. Ann Bianchi, IRB Chair, at email@example.com or call at 256.824.2465. Please include the phrase <Application Question> in your subject line.