Yes, Ads used to recruit participants into the research study are considered extensions of the consent process and therefore, need to be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to use.
No, the IRB does not review for all UAB requirements.
The IRB’s mission is to protect human subjects in research. As such, it is important for the IRB to remain focused on compliance with IRB requirements. While the IRB may point out other issues, the IRB can’t be expected to review for compliance with all UAB requirements.
For example, when reviewing recruitment materials, the IRB will focus on preventing undue influence on participants by balancing the ad’s emphasis on compensation. The IRB will not, however, review for compliance with UAB branding standards.
For questions regarding other institutional requirements, the investigator should contact the responsible UAB office.
For UAB branding standards, see https://www.uab.edu/brand/home/standards.