NaUKMA institutional review board received re-registration in the Office for Human Research Protections
- Published on Monday, 17 July 2023 07:37
The National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" does not stand aside from the best international research practices and continues to make efforts to ensure all the necessary registrations in a number of key international research structures, which allow full participation in large international research grants and supports their validity on an ongoing basis.
In June, the university successfully re-registered its Institutional Review Board (IRB), formed on the basis of NaUKMA Research Ethics Committee, in the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), the leading institution regulating the protection of the rights of subjects involved in research supported by US Department of Health and Human Services and its network of research institutes. The new registration will be valid until June 2026 and will allow NaUKMA researchers and structural units to continue conduct human subjects research and participate in extensive international grant projects, including large federal contracts and grants from the US National Institutes of Health. Earlier NaUKMA has also fulfilled all the requirements for obtaining FWA certification for participation in the federal research projects involving human subjects and has a validated certification until September 2025.
Furthermore, the university continuously develops and adopts important university policies and procedures in accordance with established practices of the international research community. In the past two years it developed and adopted the Policy on Prevention of Financial Conflict of Interest in Externally-Funded Research, which is already being actively implemented within the framework of a five-year grant from the US National Institutes of Health, as well as Policy on the Ethics of Scientific Research and Prevention of Research Misconduct at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, which is one of the fundamental policies of most leading international educational and scientific institutions around the world that outlines key requirements for participants of research process and ways to prevent misconduct during research.