Ultimately, who is responsible for all research activities that are part of a project?

Ultimately, who is responsible for all research activities that are part of a project?

Institutional Review Board (IRB) FAQs Ultimately, who is responsible for all research activities that are part of a project?

Ultimately, who is responsible for all research activities that are part of a project?

‚ÄčAs stated in federal regulations and UAB policy, the Principal Investigator of the study is responsible for all activities relating to the research study. Delegation of authority does not delegate responsibility.¬†
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  • 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.

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