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This document establishes the definitions followed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) Human Research Protection Program. This is a non-exhaustive list. Regulations and other documents (e.g. guidance documents issued by federal regulatory agencies) should be referenced when applicable.
The purpose of this SOP is to ensure compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) requirements regarding the conduct of human subject research.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the creation of a Privacy Rule for identifiable health information. Except as otherwise permitted, the Privacy Rule requires that a human research subject “authorize” the use or disclosure of the human research subject's "protected health information" to be used in research.
Investigators are ultimately responsible for the conduct of research. Investigators may delegate tasks to appropriately trained and qualified members of their research team. However, investigators must maintain oversight and retain ultimate responsibility for the conduct of those to whom they delegate responsibilities.
This procedure describes the requirements for obtaining consent from human research subjects participating in research conducted under the auspices of UNC-Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) is committed to ensuring that educational opportunities are offered to research participants, prospective research participants, and community members which will enhance their understanding of research involving human participants at UNC-Chapel Hill and provide them the opportunity to provide input and express concerns. This procedure describes how UNC-Chapel Hill fulfills that responsibility.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institutional Review Board (IRB) will review all transnational research involving human participants to assure adequate provisions are in place to protect the rights and welfare of the participants. Approval of research is permitted if the procedures prescribed by the foreign institution afford protections that are at least equivalent to those provided in 45 CFR 46.
Federal regulations and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) policies require Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for research with human subjects. This applies whether the research is conducted by faculty or students, by individuals, or a group. Failure to obtain proper approval in advance may jeopardize your data, prevent you from publishing the results, and place you and UNC-Chapel Hill in violation of federal regulations.
The purpose of this SOP is to establish written requirements to ensure compliance with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements regarding human subjects research.
It is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill policy that any sponsored research conducted under the auspices of UNC-Chapel Hill is conducted in accordance with federal guidelines and ethical standards. This SOP describes the procedures required to ensure that all sponsored research meets University requirements.
Violent acts, whether on-duty or off-duty, affect the ability of all employees to perform their jobs. The University will apply all useful management tools to accomplish the dual purpose of reducing the effects of violence on victims and the University community as well as hold perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions.
Although risk of laboratory infection from working with cell cultures in general is low, risk increases when working with human and other primate cells, and primary cells from other mammalian species. There are reports of infection of laboratory workers handling primary rhesus monkey kidney cells, and the bloodborne pathogen risks from working with primary human cells, tissues and body fluids are widely recognized.
The Emergency Loan Program was established to provide University employees with an alternative to borrow money for short-term emergency situations.

Examples of situations warranting the use of an emergency loan, may include, but are not limited to: a family medical emergency, threatened foreclosure or eviction from a primary residence, emergency automobile repairs, or termination of utilities.
The purpose of these guidelines is to outline and simplify the process of planning and executing film productions, other than those being done by news organizations for news purposes.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes news media representatives to campus. We encourage journalists who plan to visit to notify Media Relations so we can help connect you with sources, arrange logistics, and secure appropriate access to authorized locations.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is using TouchNet's hosting service. TouchNet will run, manage and maintain our licensed TouchNet software in their Data Center.
This procedure explains how to reconcile and post payment card transactions.
There are specific standards that must be adhered to with regard to the processing or retention of card holder data. Card holder data is defined as, a full personal identification number, card holder name, expiration date and/or service code, additional sensitive information.
Anesthesia may be utilized by researchers to temporarily sedate a rodent for procedures that are not classified as survival or nonsurvival surgeries. This document serves to describe the University's Standard for planning, documenting, using, and monitoring anesthesia and analgesia use in rodents that are not undergoing surgical procedures.
These Procedures set out the processes for addressing reports under the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy.
All research using human subjects must be approved by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC‐Chapel Hill). However, certain categories of human subject research are exempt from IRB approval. Exempt research is subject to review for determination of exemption status. At the UNC‐Chapel Hill exemptions are reviewed IRB Staff, and granted by an IRB Chair or designee.
All non‐exempt human subjects research must be reviewed by the IRB. The first step in determining whether research must be reviewed is to determine whether it meets the regulatory definition of human subject research.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure the protection of human subjects in research conducted. All non‐exempt human subject research conducted under the auspices of the UNC‐Chapel Hill must be reviewed and approved by the UNC‐Chapel Hill IRB or another designated IRB prior to the initiation of the research unless it has been determined that the UNC‐Chapel Hill is not engaged in the research (See SOP 101.2.6).
Recognizing that a vital component of a comprehensive human research protection program is an education program for all individuals involved with research subjects, we are committed to providing training and an on-going educational process for IRB members, the staff of the IRB and HRPP Office, investigators and members of their research team, related to ethical concerns and regulatory and organizational requirements for the protection of human subjects.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC‐Chapel Hill) fosters a research environment that promotes the respect for the rights and welfare of individuals recruited for, or participating in, research conducted by or under the auspices of the Organization.