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9.6.2 Policy on Human Subjects Research

Approved by Academic Council on February 14, 2002; Administration on April 24, 2002

In order to comply with state and federal regulations, any activity that involves human subjects at or sponsored by the University of the Pacific must be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to implementation. This Board reviews protocols for activities that require the use of human subjects to ensure that the procedures are appropriate and in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.

The process for this review is set forth in the Investigator's Manual on Research with Human Subjects. Copies of this manual, the required forms, the deadlines for submission of research protocols and meeting dates of the IRB are available in the Research and Graduate Studies office. The Stockton and San Francisco campuses maintain separate Institutional Review Boards.