Things To Know
It is the time of year when students need to start thinking about the research projects that they plan to participate in during the summer. Student research involving human subjects (including their data and/or samples) requires IRB review whether or not it is funded.
Here is some information about student research protocols:
Students who are preparing to leave BUMC are reminded that they should be making plans regarding their research. If the research will continue after the student's departure, then arrangements should be made with the faculty advisor to modify the study staff listed on the protocol. This will require submitting an internal study personnel change amendment to the IRB via INSPIR.
Students are also reminded that they cannot take research data with them (outside the institution) until appropriate actions have been taken. In most cases, the data will need to be stripped of identifiers, and the master code (if any) will need to remain at this institution. Please review the May 2012 CR TIMES feature article named “You Just Can’t Take It With You!”for more details.
Investigators are reminded that IRB approval of investigators does NOT constitute approval for investigators to access patients' clinical records (i.e., medical and dental records) within a covered entity. Only those who have obtained specific privileges from the covered entity may access patients' medical records to collect research data. Only the covered entity can grant those privileges under HIPAA. Investigators who need to obtain privileges should contact the covered entity's privacy officer for additional instructions. The contact information for the Boston Medical Center Privacy Office is by phone at (617) 414-1800; by fax at (617) 638-7416; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every month the Office of the Associate Provost for Research distributes to the research community by e-mail a compilation of funding opportunities available through various agencies and federal sources. If you missed the e-mail or were not on the distribution list, here’s a link to a copy of the email and the contact information of the Office if you have additional questions or want to be added to the list.