Review & Investigation Process

 

UAB is committed to prompt and thorough review of good faith concerns of wrongful conduct brought forward. Review processes vary based on the subject matter and the unit or body conducting the review. Where warranted based on the conclusions of a review, UAB takes appropriate actions to correct errors, eliminate deficient practices, and/or make improvements.

UAB recognizes the importance of balancing the need to arrive at the truth with respectful consideration of the confidentiality and/or anonymity of the parties involved.  Every attempt is made by the reviewers to be attentive to those considerations in the course of an ethics review.  Therefore, if you are asked to participate in a review, you should be open and truthful in answering any questions, cooperate fully, and respect the privacy of the matter by not discussing it with others, unless as directed by the reviewer.  You may also be asked to assist in developing and implementing corrective actions.  Any questions you may have as a participant in a review may be directed to the University Compliance Office.