Research conducted by UC Irvine researchers falls under the University's purview and guidelines even when conducted elsewhere. Note: For protocols that require full committee review, the research study must be approved by the local equivalent of an IRB at the international location before UCI IRB approval will be granted. When there is no equivalent board or group, investigators may rely on local experts or community leaders to provide approval. Documentation of "local approval" must be provided to the UCI IRB.
(to be completed by the IRB)
Lead Researcher/Investigator Name:
Describe the researcher(s) qualifications (e.g., relevant coursework, past experience/research, or training) to conduct human subjects research in an international setting?
Explain how the cultural norms differ compared with U.S. culture in respect to research autonomy, consent, recruitment, confidentiality etc. Include an explanation of the cultural sensitivities that will be required to conduct this study: Consider current events (Include additional documentation if necessary):
Does the researcher(s) speak/read/write the language of the potential subjects?