Division of Research
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Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety Committee


The FAMU IRB (Institutional Review Board)

Reviews all research involving human subjects prior to the initiation of research as required by University policy and Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46, "Code for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research," and applicable ethical standards as published by professional groups and societies. The University's process for protecting human research subjects reflects federal regulations. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) oversees the operation of the IRB, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforces regulations for the use of experimental drugs and devices.


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Mission:  Assess the animal care program and to assure that the proposed research is evaluated according to the Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, as well as the PHS Policy. The animal care and use program supports the research initiatives at the University.  Please visit Office of Animal Welfare and Research Integrity link for further clarification.


Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
The IBC is responsible for review of all research that involves the use of biohazardous materials, regardless of funding source. Biohazardous materials subject to review by the IBC include, but are not limited, to the following:  
 

Infectious Biological Agents

Recombinant DNA

Select Agents Please visit Office of Animal Welfare and Research Integrity link for further clarification.

Contact Info

1700 Lee Hall Avenue
410 Foote-Hilyer Administration Center
Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: 850 412-5102
F: 850 412 5096

E: sponsor@famu.edu