GVSU centrally manages all university policies. Individual academic and service support units manage their own procedures and guidelines.
To find the listing of university wide policies, go here: http://www.gvsu.edu/gvmanual
To find the Human Research Review Committee procedures and guidelines for research subject protections, please follow these links listed below.
The term Human Research Review Committee is the GVSU designated title of the Institutional Review Board for the protection of living human research participants .
The term HRRC Chair shall be understood in these documents to refer to either the permanent Chair or the acting Chair of the HRRC. The acting Chair of the HRRC in most cases will be one of the appointed and named Vice-Chairs.
The term OHRP refers to the Office for Human Research Protections, the federal office of regulatory interpretation and education pertaining to human subject protections in research activities, located in the Department of Health and Human Services.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations at Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 46.103(a) require that each institution engaged in HHS-conducted or -supported human subjects research provide written assurance, satisfactory to HHS, that it will comply with the requirements of the HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects, unless the research is exempt under 45 CFR 46.101(b). Grand Valley State University has an approved Federal-Wide assurance (FWA) registered with the Federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) under the authority of the Secretary, HHS, of compliance with HHS regulations (45 CFR 46.103(a)) for the protection of human subjects.
HHS regulations at 45 CFR 46.103(b) require that each institution engaged in HHS-conducted or -supported human subjects research certify to the HHS funding agency that the research has been approved by the human research review committee (HRRC) designated in the FWA. The designated HRRC at GVSU has agreed to comply with the Common Rule (Subpart A) of the regulations pertaining to human subjects protections for federally funded studies.
GVSU functions under an FWA approved by OHRP as: Grand Valley State University FWA# 00002829, Exp. Date Nov 13, 2018
The HRRC that operates within these assurances is registered with OHRP as: Grand Valley State University Human Research Review Committee #00002615.
The following procedures outline the standards for conducting research at GVSU. These procedures are updated regularly and are made publicly available on this website.
Abbreviation Key Note: Dates following each policy is the most recent review or revision date for that policy.
AD: Athletic Department (GVSU)
AM: Administration Manual (GVSU)
BF: Business & Finance (GVSU)
CSCE: Center for Scholarly & Creative Excellence (GVSU)
HRRC: Human Research Review Committee (GVSU)
IT: Information Technology (GVSU)
OIA: Office of Institutional Analysis (GVSU)
OP: Office of the President or Provost (GVSU)
RPP: Research Protections Program (GVSU)
SACHRPP: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (DHHS)
FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
OHRP: Office for Human Research Protections (DHHS)
000: Policies issued by authority of the RPP and HRRC
G-0: Guidance from HRRC, GV, federal and other sources
OP-0: Other policies and procedures issued by GV entities
000. HRRC Operations
010: HRRC board composition 10/28/2014
020: Conducting HRRC board meetings: voting 09/10/2013
030: RPP document retention and maintenance 10/28/2014
100. HRRC Authority & Responsibilities
140: HRRC member conflict of interest 09/10/2013
200. Determination of Research
210: Determination of human subject research 09/10/2013
300. Researcher Responsibilities, Qualifications & Authorizations
320: Researcher conflict of interest 09/10/2013
341: Unapproved research 02/16/2012
700. Minimizing Risks
710: Assessing risk to research participants 10/28/2013
740: Internet based research 10/28/2014
800. Informed consent
810: Informed Consent - General 10/28/2014
812: Informed assent and parental permission 10/28/2014
900. Protocol Review and Approval
1000. Post-Approval Monitoring and Actions
1010: Modifications to approved protocols 09/10/2013
1030: Research non-compliance 09/10/2013
1040: Research post-approval audits 09/10/2013
1060: Closures of approved research studies 08/01/2013
1100. External, Unaffiliated and Collaborative Research
Other Policies (OP)
OP-2: GV Policy on research involving varsity student-athletes. AD (Admin Manual)
OP-3: GV Policy on research integrity. OP (Admin Manual)
OP-4: GV Policy on Conflict of Interest. OP (Admin Manual)