The KUMC Human Research Protection Program is accountable to the federal government for all human subjects research conducted by our faculty, staff or students, regardless of whether it is on our campus or in collaboration with another institution.
Faculty who are collaborating on research outside KUMC must obtain approval for their activities before starting work on the project. In times past, IRB approval from each involved institution was required. Recently, however, the federal government has been encouraging arrangements by which collaborative research can be reviewed and approved by one lead IRB when the proper legal agreements are in place. Investigators are encouraged to contact the IRB Office early in the process of establishing their collaboration. We are committed to working with investigators to negotiate a single IRB review whenever feasible.