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3.5 Responsibilities of UM Deans/Department Chairs

Approval Date


Review Responsibility:

IRB Policy and Procedure Committee

Original Approval Date:

December 19, 2006

Revised: May 10, 2011; June 8, 2011


3.5 Responsibilities of UM Deans/Department Chairs

It is the responsibility of the academic department chairperson (or Dean in a non-departmentalized School of the University) and other University officials (such as Center Directors for studies being conducted within the facilities or with support from that Center) to assist in ensuring that IRB determinations are followed.  Submission of a study or study amendments for IRB approval shall require that these persons or their designees grant permission for that submission via ePROST (electronic signature) noting that he/she certifies that the research study referenced in the study application or amendment is well designed and scientifically sound. This permission shall also be confirmation that appropriate financial and other necessary resources are available, that the credentials of all persons engaged in the research appropriate and that investigators have sufficient time to carry out their study commitments and oversee conduct of the research.

It is also the responsibility of the academic department chairperson (or Dean in a non-departmentalized School of the University) to inform the IRB of situations that may preclude a Principal Investigator from continuing in his/her role as Principal Investigator and to recommend to the IRB any changes of Principal Investigator for ongoing studies in which the original Principal Investigator is either unwilling or unable to continue in this position.

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