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[91] > Image [91] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1974-04-apr2.

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-4- It is the responsibility of other units to develop support review structures which will expedite the functioning of the Non-Medical Sciences and Pro- fessions Human Investigations and Studies Subcommittee and which will provide assistance and critical expertise to the individual investigator in the development of project protocols. Discussion of these supporting re- view structures follows in Section Two. In order to carry out its charge to conduct periodic review of all projects, the Committee has developed a monitoring system whereby investigators whose protocols have been approved by a Human Investigations and Studies Committee are requested to provide periodic (usually annual) reports in- dicating progress, publications, and termination. Significant alterations in protocols must be approved by the appropriate committee before they are implemented. SECTION TWO: SUPPORT REVIEW COMMITTEES Each academic program unit outside the Medical Center, that is, each college, school, institute, or other academic unit in the Division of Col- leges or the Community College System, or any other unit, including administrative units, that is directly involved in the academic programs of instruction, research, or service, should analyze the activities origi- nating in it to determine whether they include investigations involving human subjects. If so, the unit then decides whether or not to establish its own review panel. The basis for this decision should include considerations of the volume of such investigations and the controversial or critical nature of such investigations with regard to the use of the human subjects. Any college in which investigations involving human subjects regularly originate should establish a unit review committee. It may be appropriate for some departments in the Division of Colleges to have review committees. If so, the Dean of the College should coordinate the establishing of these com- mittees and should establish the structural relationships between the col- lege and department committees. Composition and structure of unit review committees is left to the discretion of the unit involved except that each committee should consist of not less than three individuals competent to evaluate proposals originating within that unit. It may also be appropriate, particularly in the case of small units, to include on the review committee at least one member not directly involved in the unit as an independent auditor. Also, the charge to the unit committee should in- clude the following: