Guide to Services

Assurances and Regulations

The principal investigator (PI), USU, HJF Regulatory Affairs Department and the three research administrative offices at HJF (Office of Sponsored Programs, Clinical Trials Department and Contracts Department) are all responsible for ensuring that the application/proposal complies with applicable federal laws and regulations, sponsor policies and regulations, site requirements, HJF policies and the terms of the award document.

Note:
USU must approve all protocols involving human and animal use for all USU faculty and researchers. As the official recipient of the award, HJF is required to collect additional documentation (please see the HJF Regulatory Affairs Checklist).

The time to address many of the compliance issues is at the proposal development stage with HJF and/or the USU Office of Research Administration (REA). Some federal sponsors require assurances as part of the proposal submission process, while other sponsors require documentation at the time of award.

An award cannot be set up in the HJF accounting system until all necessary regulatory compliance documents have been received.

For questions or assistance, contact the Regulatory Affairs Department.

Guidelines for Use of Human and Animal Subjects

Generally, all sites where research is conducted require approval. For research involving humans, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is required. An Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approves research involving animals. For research conducted at USU, the USU Office of Research must approve all protocols involving human and animal use for all USU faculty and researchers.

Refer to HJF's Regulatory Affairs Checklist for guidance on the use of human and animal subjects.