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KUMC: Human Subjects Committee

Kansas City, Kansas - United States

The Human Subjects Committee (HSC) is designated as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the University of Kansas Medical Center, as required by 45 CFR 46 and 21 CFR 56. The HSC is responsible for reviewing, approving, modifying, rejecting and monitoring research involving human subjects.

The purpose of the HSC is to ensure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect rights and welfare of humans participating as research subjects. In order to approve human subjects research the HSC must determine that the research meets all federal criteria that are listed in 45 CFR 46.111.

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