Human Subjects Committee
The HSC will NOT approve any project if the principal investigator has begun data collection prior to receiving HSC approval. This policy is needed to assure compliance with and carry out the purpose of the federal regulations: that is to protect human subjects involved in research.
In any instance in which HSC requirements are not being followed, the HSC office shall inform (within five (5) working days) the principal investigator and also the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who will be asked to enforce the requirements. In the event that the principal investigator does not comply, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will terminate the research. Such action will be accompanied by a letter to the principal investigator, stating the reason for the action. If unanticipated problems involving risks to the subjects or others, noncompliance by the researcher, or termination by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs occur, these will be reported to the Indiana University Vice President for Research who will report them to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, or other appropriate federal agency, within seven (7) working days of the letter of termination to the principal investigator.