New Human Subjects Research Training Requirement - CITI Program
All Key Research Personnel engaged in humans subject research must complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training Program prior to IRB approval of a new or continuing review application. Please click here for additional guidance.
Key Personnel are defined as the Principal Investigator, other investigators and research personnel who are directly involved in conducting research with study participants or who are directly involved with handling private information (example: patient's medical records and charts) related to study participants during the course of a research project. Key Personnel also include faculty sponsors who provide direct oversight of research with study participants or research using study participant's private information.
IRB Deadline Calendar
Next Deadline for Full Board Review: Protocols are due to the local school IRB representative by August 29, 2012. Final protocols are due in the IRB office by noon on September 12, 2012 for the full board meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. There are no deadlines to apply for Expedited or Exempt Review.
Institutional Review Board
All research conducted at or sponsored by Duquesne University that involves human subjects must be approved by the IRB before research begins and, when necessary, reviewed periodically during the course of the project. Information is available from the office of the Chair of the IRB, Dr. Joseph Kush, Room 301A Administration Bldg. Ext: 6326.
IRB Committee Members
To determine where your IRB protocol will be reviewed locally, please view the IRB Committee member chart for school assignments.
The Belmont Report
The Belmont Report attempts to summarize the basic ethical principles identified by the Commission in the course of its deliberations. It is the outgrowth of an intensive four-day period of discussions that were held in February 1976 at the Smithsonian Institution's Belmont Conference Center supplemented by the monthly deliberations of the Commission that were held over a period of nearly four years.
Instructions for Researchers
IRB Transmittal Form Revised
IRB Amendment Form
IRB Policies and Procedures
Duquesne University Human Subjects Policy - TAP #41
D.H.H.S. Policy - Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
IRB Guidelines for Protocol Review
Institutional Review Board Guidebook
IRB Frequently Asked Questions
IRB Consent Form Instructions
IRB Sample Research Consent Form (On Duquesne University Letterhead)
IRB Annual Renewal Form
Instructions for Researchers
Understanding the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Form #1 - Authorization Form & HIPAA Policy
Form #2 - Authorization to Release Health Information
Form #3 - HIPAA Permission Form
Form #4 - Accounting of Disclosures
Form #5 - Limited Data Set
Chair: Dr. Joseph Kush
Room 301A Administration Bldg.; Ext: 6326