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.


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: