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NYU-Poly:

As of August 1, 2013 all human research study applications for NYU-Poly faculty and students should be submitted via email through the UCAIHS. Application forms, electronic submission Instructions and human subjects research training certification requirements are available on the UCAIHS web site: http://www.nyu.edu/ucaihs.

 

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the New York University School of Medicine:

If your research involves direct contact with the New York University School of Medicine (NYU SoM) patients, or NYU SoM PHI, you should apply to the NYU SoM Institutional Review Board (IRB) at http://irb.med.nyu.edu. Investigators should not apply to UCAIHS  (Washington Square campus).


UCAIHS

Investigators from all colleges, schools, divisions, or units of NYU Washington Square campus, exclusive of the NYU SoM, should apply to the UCAIHS.

Investigator Status: UCAIHS Special Categories

Here are specific instructions for special categories.


Investigators recruiting from the Psych Pool

Investigators whose proposed work includes recruitment of subjects through the Department of Psychology Psych Pool must first apply for approval through the Psych Pool. (http://psych.nyu.edu/research/recruit.html) Please follow the submission instructions posted on the Psychology web site. Investigators may not begin research activities with human subjects until the UCAIHS notification of approval has been received.


Investigators submitting proposals from the College of Dentistry and the College of Nursing

Must follow the instructions found on this link before submitting to UCAIHS: http://dental.nyu.edu/research/human-subjects-research.html.  If your study was not granted exempt status, then Investigators may not begin research activities with human subjects until UCAIHS approval has been received.


College of Dentistry investigators proposing work involving de-identified secondary data, chart review, or discarded teeth/tissue

Investigators at the College of Dentistry whose proposed work involves use of de-identified secondary data, chart review in which the investigator records no identifying information, and/or discarded teeth or tissue, but includes no direct contact with patients, should follow the instructions found in the following link: http://dental.nyu.edu/research/human-subjects-research.html. Do not apply to the UCAIHS or to the NYU SoM IRB.


Student investigators submitting proposals from Steinhardt

Must follow the instructions found on this link before submitting to UCAIHS: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/research/student Investigators may not begin research activities with human subjects until the UCAIHS notification of approval has been received.


Investigators proposing work at the Center for Brain Imaging:

Applicants from Washington Square units whose proposed work includes use of the fMRI/MRI at the Center for Brain Imaging (CBI) must use the CBI templates, and must have their work reviewed by the Center's Administrative Coordinator prior to submission to the UCAIHS. The CBI administrator will supply the investigator with a letter of approval to be included in the application to the UCAIHS. Investigators may not begin research activities with human subjects until UCAIHS approval has been received. Applicants from the NYU School of Medicine (NYU SoM) whose proposed work makes use of the fMRI/MRI at the CBI should submit their application to the NYU SoM IRB. Investigators no longer have to submit a UCAIHS application.


Investigators from Washington Square Units working at the School of Medicine with Medical School colleagues

on a project being carried out at the NYU School of Medicine, or that is part of a research project being done by NYU School of Medicine do not need to submit to the UCAIHS.


Investigators who are NYU non-faculty applicants or are from other organizations

must have an NYU faculty sponsor in order to submit an application to the UCAIHS, along with IRB approval from their institution. UCAIHS approval is necessary when:

  • the research is sponsored by the University; or
  • the research is conducted by or under the direction of any University employee or agent (e.g., faculty member, researcher, or student) in connection with his/her other institutional responsibilities, no matter where the research is conducted; or
  • the research is conducted by or under the direction of any University employee or agent (e.g., faculty member, researcher, or student) using any University property or facility; or
  • the research involves the use of the University's non-public information to identify or contact human research subjects (or prospective subjects) or to provide data for the research; or
  • the research involves the use of the University's students, employees, or facilities.
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