My collaborator will be working with human or animal subjects. What do we need to do?
You must submit an application to Georgia Tech’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
All research projects involving human or animal subjects require submission (full or shell submission based on the specific circumstances which vary case-by-case, project-by-project).
Providing funding to your collaborator via a subaward means there is institutional engagement, even when all human or animal work is performed by your collaborator at the subaward institution. Georgia Tech’s IRB or IACUC may determine it is appropriate to defer approval to the subaward institution, but submission to Georgia Tech IRB or IACUC is still required. Your application should include a copy of your collaborator’s full protocol and approval letter from the subaward institution. Georgia Tech’s Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA) may request further information as needed.
Institutional Review Boards (IRB)
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)