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  • How do I know if I am conducting "research" with "human subjects"?

  • How do I know if my research involves a special class of subjects?

  • If I know my project meets the exempt regulations, do I still have to submit an application for IRB review?

  • How long will it take for my proposal to be reviewed?

  • Research Involving Children

  • What do I do with the IRB date-stamped consent information?

  • What do I need to submit for continuing review?

  • What are the elements of informed consent?

  • What do I do with the signed informed consent documents?

  • What is the definition of Research Staff?

  • What if I want to make a minor change in the study, do I need to do anything?

  • What if my funding changes?

  • Do I need to notify the IRB when my project is finished?

  • Which CITI module do I need to complete?

  • Where can I find information about international research requirements?

  • What are my responsibilities as an investigator?

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  • I am doing a Quality Improvement Project. Does it count as Human Subjects Research?

  • Tips for Improving Interaction with the IRB

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Federalwide Assurance (FWA)

An institution that is engaged in human subjects research that is conducted or supported by any agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must have an assurance of compliance with the HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects. This assurance is called a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) and is approved by the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP).

Each institution's FWA is identified by a number that is assigned by OHRP. This number may be requested as part of the IRB review process, especially when research is done collaboratively - involving multiple institutions.

UMKC Federalwide Assurance#: 00005427

UMKC IRB Registration# - IRB00000664

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