Firefighters test themselves in CRESE (Center for Research and Education in Special Environments) which provides a unique facility for researchers in multiple fields.
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."
All Continuing Renewals will need to be submitted as
Modifications/CR. Also under Modifications select both
“Study team member information” and “Other parts
of the study”.
To help protect volunteers, investigators must
complete training and receive project approval from
a university Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning
The IRBs, comprised of faculty peers and community
members, can approve, modify or reject proposed research based
on its perceived risks and benefits to prospective
IRBs review the studies at
least annually and may modify or suspend
the research if it decides that risks to subjects
are greater than initially understood.
The IRBs also look at quality assessment/quality
improvement (QA/QI). The QA/QI administrator collaborates with
investigators, research volunteers and administrators on behalf of
the university in its efforts to meet regulatory
requirements and maintain the highest ethical standards.
IRB Submission Guidelines
-- The Institutional Review Boards will not review incomplete
-- 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.
UB and Roswell have created a Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee to help investigators maintain the highest ethical standards while engaging in research using pluripotent human stem cells (pHSC).