UB's Human Research Protection Program protects the rights of research volunteers, guided by a 1964 World Medical Organization declaration: "In research on man, the interest of science and society should never take precedence over considerations related to the well-being of the subject."
To help protect volunteers, investigators must complete training and receive project approval from a university Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning their work.
-- The Institutional Review Boards will not review incomplete protocols.
-- The IRB staff determines when the protocols are complete and ready for the agenda. They encourage researchers to submit early, allowing for pre-review and updates.
-- The official review of a completed proposal takes about two months, so please plan accordingly.
Please allow two months for your documents to be reviewed and approved, so submit accordingly.