HRPP Policy - COI reporting to IRB

About This Policy

Effective date:
07/19/2018
Last updated:
01/21/2019
Policy Contact:

IU Human Subjects Office
(317) 274-8289
irb@iu.edu

IU HRPP Policies

Related Policy Documents

View HRPP Policies

IU HRPP Guidance

Related Guidance Documents

View HRPP Guidance

IU HRPP Documents

Related IRB Questionnaires

  • Conflicts of Interest Questionnaire

View KC Crosswalk

Related Forms and Templates

Browse IU HRPP Forms

Regulatory References

7.0 - Definitions

confidentiality The assurance that certain information about individuals, which may include a subject's identity, health, behavior, or lifestyle information, or a sponsor's proprietary information, will not be disclosed without permission from the subject or sponsor.

informed consent An ongoing process by which a subject (or, his or her legal representative) voluntarily confirms his or her willingness to participate in a particular research project in accordance with the IU HRPP Policy on Informed Consent.

key personnel (see also research personnel, Investigator, IU-affiliated research personnel, non-key personnel, non-affiliated research personnel, principal investigator (PI), student, fellow, resident PI, site-specific PI) research personnel, other than the PI, who are responsible for the conduct and/or reporting of research. Such individuals may include, among others: Individuals making critical decisions regarding eligibility of subjects; Individuals obtaining consent for a study that is greater than minimal risk (Full Board); Individuals listed on Form FDA 1572 or the investigator agreement.

principal investigator (see also research personnel, Investigator, IU-affiliated research personnel, key personnel, non-key personnel, non-affiliated research personnel, student, fellow, resident PI, site-specific PI) Responsible leader of a team of research personnel who has the ultimate responsibility for the conduct of the research.

reliance agreement

research A systematic investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge (Synonymous with clinical investigation For research subject to FDA regulations, any experiment that involves a test article and one or more human subjects, and that either must meet the requirements for prior submission to the FDA under §505(i), §507(d), or §520(g) of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, or need not meet the requirements for prior submission to the FDA under these sections of the act, but the results of which are intended to be later submitted to, or held for inspection by, the FDA as part of an application for a research or marketing permit. The term does not include experiments that must meet the provisions of part 58 regarding nonclinical laboratory studies (21 CFR 50.3(c)).) The following activities are deemed not to be research under this definition: Scholarly and journalistic activities (e.g., oral history, journalism, biography, literary criticism, legal research, and historical scholarship), including the collection and use of information that focus directly on the individuals about whom the information is collected; Public health surveillance activities, including the collection and testing of information or biospecimens, conducted, supported, requested, ordered, required, or authorized by a public health authority. Such activities are limited to those necessary to allow a public health authority to identify, monitor, assess, or investigate potential public health signals, onsets of disease outbreaks, or conditions of public health importance (including trends, signals, risk factors, patterns in diseases, or increases in injuries from using consumer products). Such activities include those associated with providing timely situational awareness and priority setting during the course of an event or crisis that threatens public health (including natural or man-made disasters); Collection and analysis of information, biospecimens, or records by or for a criminal justice agency for the activities authorized by law or court order solely for criminal justice or criminal investigative purposes; Authorized operational activities (as determined by each agency) in support of intelligence, homeland security, defense, or other national security missions.

research personnel (See also investigator, IU-affiliated research personnel, non-key personnel, non-affiliated research personnel, principal investigator (PI), Student, Fellow, Resident PI, site-specific PI) Individuals engaged in human subjects research; specifically, individuals who interact or intervene with human subjects or access identifiable information for research purposes. May also be called investigators.

significant financial interest Defined by IU Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research (ACA-74).

Back to top