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Human Subjects Review Board

Research is a key means by which understanding and the body of knowledge grow. Research, in fact, is a vital dimension of the education process. It must be an integral part, then, of the mission of any university. Southwestern Adventist University strongly supports that mission and seeks to create a climate, through specific policies and procedures, designed, not only to stimulate research, but to create and maintain a system of ethics in which the human subjects of research are carefully protected.

The research policies and procedures in this document are patterned after two publications: The Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects in Biomedical Research (The Belmont Report, 1979) and the Report of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Protection and Research Risks (OPRR) "Protection of Human Subjects" (Code of Federal Regulations, 45 CFR 46, March, 1983). These two documents provide the framework used in crafting Southwestern Adventist University's policies which are designed to:
  1. Support the value of research
  2. Give heed to the sanctity of human life
  3. Provide a safeguard for basic human rights
  4. Provide learning opportunities

(Note: This document has been edited to represent the basic concepts and requirements to which we must give particular attention in Human Subjects Research.)
Guidelines   pdf [185KB]

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