Investigators should contact the IRB whenever collaborative research is occurring. Separate applications may be necessary, or an IRB Authorization Agreement may be reached with the other institution. The information below will apply in most situations.
When an employee of any type (faculty or staff, full time or part time, permanent or temporary), or a Community Standards research at an institution that has its own IRB, approval is necessary both from the IRB at the site of the study and from the Clayton State University IRB. In addition, written documentation of the other IRB's approval (or appropriate alternative) is required. The requirement applies equally to research done outside of the United States, carried out by someone affiliated with an institution served by the Clayton State University IRBs.
When an employee of any type, or a student, from a university other than CSU conducts research at CSU, approval is necessary both from the Clayton State University IRB and from the IRB of the university of that individual not affiliated with CSU. In addition, written documentation of the other IRB's approval (or appropriate alternative) is required.
Study personnel not affiliated with CSU will also need to complete an Unaffiliated Investigator Agreement (UIA), which allows the University to extend its Federal Assurance to cover an independent investigator. An UIA for each unaffiliated investigator must be on file with the IRB before final approval will be granted. Please contact the IRB Chair if you need assistance in determining whether an UIA will be required for your study personnel.