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International research

When the IRB reviews international research, it evaluates whether:

  • Subjects are protected from unnecessary or unjustified risks throughout the course of the study;
  • selection of subjects is equitable;
  • privacy of subjects is protected and confidentiality of data is maintained;
  • informed consent is sought in language understandable to the subject and under conditions that minimize the possibility of coercion or undue influence;
  • informed consent is documented in a culturally appropriate manner; and
  • appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the rights and welfare of vulnerable subjects.

More information about international research may be found by contacting us or at HRPP Policies and Procedures.