To help promote and facilitate human subjects research, the following changes will take effect on June 1, 2020:
- Researchers who use the UCI Social Ecology Human Subject Lab (SONA) may now use the Exempt Self-Determination Tool.
- Social – Behavioral and Educational Protocol Narratives will now prompt researchers for a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) letter when applicable. In addition, Researchers may request to maintain identifiable audio/ video data and photos.
- The Investigator Assurance Form requires that researchers track all Research Personnel using the Study Team Tracking Log or similar tracking method. Please see the Research Personnel Heat Map for more information.
- The Protocol Narratives and Consent Forms incorporate the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) 10 Year Record Retention policy.