Institution Policies

Institutional Review Board Policies and Procedures

IRB Policy and Procedure Library
3. Records and Documentation

Federal Regulations

The list below represents a few of the federal agencies from which UTD receives support for human subjects research. The links below reference federal websites or documents that contain policies, explain specific provisions, and provide links to resources for that agency.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • 2018 Common Rule Update
  • Information about regulatory changes effective January 21, 2019 guidance on implementation at UTD

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations

Department of Defense

Data Protection Policies

  • FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
  • Protects the privacy of student education records and establishes guidelines for accessing records
  • GDRP (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Mandates standards for handling certain personal data of residents of the European Union (EU) and non-EU citizens located in the EU.

General Guidance and Helpful Information

Belmont Report

The Belmont Report sets forth basic ethical principles for the conduct of research involving human subjects. Those principles, respect for persons, beneficence, and justice, have been formally adopted by UTD through its Federalwide Assurance, for all research at UTD involving human subjects. Belmont is the foundation of the U.S. human subjects regulatory system.