What is considered Human Subjects Research?
- Definition of a Human Subject according to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (abridged)
- Definition of Research according to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (abridged)
- Video Presentation: discussion of when an activity is or is not considered ‘research’, and who is or is not a ‘human subject’ (Health & Human Services Office of Human Research Protections)
Human Subjects Required Training for Researchers
Getting Approval: Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application Process
Paying Human Subjects
- In order to obtain payment for research subjects, your IRB application must indicate your intent to compensate project participants
- Request for subject payments must go through the Human Subjects Incentives Program (HSIP) process; the Post-Award Services team will assist you with this (submit your request)
- Several options for paying subjects are available, including cash, check, or gift card. Funding for subject payments should be disbursed within 30 days of the request
- You will be need to submit documentation of payments made to your project participants--depending on several factors, the form and content of documentation will vary; your Post-Award administrator will provide you with the necessary information
Single IRB for Multi-site and Cooperative Projects
- Most UM-Dearborn projects will fall under the definition of a “cooperative study.”
- Cooperative studies involve investigators from two or more institutions who work together to conduct a research project. Participants are NOT normally enrolled at each site; instead, one institution conducts the research interaction with participants and the other investigators/sites may be involved in assisting with the data collection or analysis, or other elements of the research.
- Multi-site studies involve investigators from two or more institutions who work independently to conduct a larger research project, with each investigator conducting the same research procedures at different sites, each site being under the direction of a local participating investigator and each site enrolling and interacting with a different set of participants.
- U-M guidance
- Single IRB Process for collaborative projects
Contact for Assistance
For questions regarding IRB application requirements (e.g., policy, procedure, science), contact IRB Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 734-936-0933 Fax: 734-936-1852 email@example.com