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Decision Guide

Decision Guide

The following guide is published by the US Health and Human Service Department's Office for Human Research Protections. It is intended to help you answer the following questions:

  • Is IRB approval required?
  • Are you engaged in “research” under U of M Policy and Federal Regulations?
  • Does what you are doing involve “human subjects”?
  • What kind of IRB review should you request?
  • This guide is not intended to be a substitute for the need to understand the ethical and legal issues involved in responsible conduct of research.

Link to HS Decision Chart

Link to OHRP video regarding explaining when you have human subjects research

If you need to report a study-related injury, or if you have questions, please contact the IRB Administrator at irb@memphis.edu or 901-678-2705.

If you have any concerns regarding integrity and ethics in research and scholarship at U of M, please do not hesitate to call (901) 678-2705 or email irb@memphis.edu. The confidentiality of anyone who contacts the office will be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act. Working together we will promote the highest standard of integrity and ethics in research and scholarship.

Beverly Jacobik ‐ IRB Administrator
Research Support Services
University of Memphis
317 Admin Bldg

Memphis, TN 38152‐3370

Research Support Services
Administration Building 315
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2533
Fax: 901-678-2199

Human Subjects Protection Program
Institutional Review Board
Administration Building 317
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2705
Fax: 901-678-2199

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Last Updated: 8/30/13