This Committee will assure that appropriate facilities and procedures will be provided which respect the "right to privacy" of the individual and protect him/her against physical or stress injury. This applies to all research project proposals (grants and contracts) regardless of the granting agency or institution to which they are being submitted for funding. Committee review of the proposal should be completed before submission to the granting agency. It is appropriate for the faculty or staff member to consult the Committee during preparation of an early draft of the proposal, at which time concise and current details concerning USE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS FOR RESEARCH can be obtained.
Functions of ABUCUHSR
It is the University's policy that all staff or student projects, researches and coursework sessions, which involve human participants, must receive the approval of the ABUCUHSR prior to commencing the research. The function of the ABUCUHSR is:
(1) To review all proposed research and teaching projects involving human participants,
(2) To ensure compliance with ethical standards,
(3) To provide advice and assistance with regard to ethical standards to anyone undertaking such research or teaching, and
(4) To provide an avenue for handling complaints or queries made by any interested person.
In undertaking these functions,ABUCUHSR is not only concerned with the welfare and interests of research participants, but also with that of researchers and the general interests of the University where appropriate.
It should be noted that approval from the ABUCUHSR is required for research involving questionnaires, interviews and surveys (including web based surveys) within and outside the University, before the research commences.
Researchers should also note that some research which does not involve human participants directly (for example, research involving particular types of human cell lines or other human tissue) may require approval by ABUCUHSR.