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HRPP Policy - IRB Executive Committee
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The institutional review board (IRB) Executive Committee provides oversight function to the IU HRPP by making both binding decisions and offering advisory considerations regarding matters related to research involving human subjects.
The membership of the IRB Executive Committee consists of the chairs and vice chairs of each IU IRB. Other individuals may be included as voting members to achieve diversity and expertise to carry out the activities of the Committee, as needed.
The Chair is the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance. She/he may appoint another member to perform the functions of the Chair, as necessary.
The Committee has periodic meetings as required to perform its duties and responsibilities. There is at least one meeting per year.
The majority of the Committee members present at a meeting constitutes a quorum. Members may attend meetings in person or via telephone or video conference.
Committee decisions are made by a majority vote of the members present at the meeting. Members having a conflict of interest in a matter may not vote, but will be counted toward quorum. Voting occurs only after there has been a full, open discussion.
The Chair may invite or allow a non-member to attend a meeting, as needed.
The Chair may appoint subcommittees to execute various duties related to the objectives and policies of the Committee. Findings and recommendations by subcommittees are considered advisory in nature and are not binding unless accepted by a formal vote of the IRB Executive Committee.