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4. Conflict of Interest
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3.6 Responsibilities of Students and Faculty Advisors

Approval Date

Review Responsibility:

IRB Policy and Procedure Committee

Original Approval Date:

February 13, 2006

Revised: May 10, 2011

3.6 Responsibilities of Students and Faculty Advisors

Students/trainees/fellows may serve as Principal Investigators in human subject research (e.g. dissertation, thesis or other research studies) if prior approval is given by the Associate Vice Provost for Human Subject Research. Such approval requires that the study be submitted under faculty supervision. The supervising faculty member must indicate his/her acceptance of the responsibilities as faculty advisor and assure that he/she will oversee the Principal Investigator in complying with the responsibilities of a Principal Investigator. 

Faculty advisors shall affirm that the student/trainee/fellow is knowledgeable about the regulations and policies governing research with human participants and has sufficient training and experience to conduct the particular study in accordance with the approved protocol.  Also, the Faculty Advisor shall meet with the Principal Investigator (student/trainee/fellow) on a regular basis to monitor study progress and to ensure compliance with UM policies and federal regulations. 

If a faculty advisor becomes unavailable to supervise the approved study, such as when on sabbatical leave or vacation, the faculty advisor must arrange for an alternate faculty advisor to assume direct responsibility and notify the IRB via an amendment in advance of such arrangements.

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