FAQs

FAQs
  • What will happen if someone working in my study doesn't follow the rules?
    Principal investigators are responsible for the actions of the people that they engage to perform studies. If a member of a research team fails to follow the approved protocol, fails to maintain required documentation, engages in activities that violate federal regulations, or put subjects at risk, the principal investigator and the research team member may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension.

    More information on possible consequences of noncompliance can be found under "Compliance Oversight" at the web site of the Office for Human Research Protections The UAB Human Subjects Advisory Committee (HSAC) determines corrective actions.

    OHRP Compliance Oversight