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Requirements for Research Involving the DoD

  • Research involving the DoD requires additional compliance activities, documentation, and subject protections.
  • These requirements apply to all Expedited and Full IRB review of human subjects research "involving" a DoD component.

FAQ

How do I know if my research involves the DoD?

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Research involves the DoD when any of the following apply:

  • The research is funded by a component of DoD (example: Department of Defense direct grant, the Office of Naval Research, Department of the Army, etc).
  • The research involves cooperation, collaboration, or other type of agreement with a component of DoD.
  • The research uses property, facilities, or assets of a component of DoD.
  • The subject population will intentionally include personnel (military or civilian) from a component of DoD.

What are the components of DoD?

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DoD components include, but may not be limited to:

  • Department of Defense
  • Navy
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Naval Academy
  • U.S. Naval Observatory
  • Army
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Military Academy (West Point)
  • Air Force
  • Air Force Academy
  • Marines
  • Coast Guard
  • Coast Guard Academy
  • National Guard
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Security Agency
  • National War College
  • Other DoD facilities

What do I need to do?

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A new supplement called the Department of Defense (DoD) Supplement will assist researchers in ensuring that the additional DoD requirements are met.

Effective May 01, 2010: 

  • New Application: all new applications (expedited or full review) must include the DoD Supplement.
  • Existing Studies: all existing studies will need to submit an associated DoD Supplement with their next continuing review.

What do these additional requirements mean to me?

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Researchers are not allowed to expend DoD funds on human subjects projects until all of the following conditions are met.

  • The IRB has reviewed and approved the research.
  • The DoD component that is funding the research has been provided documentation of IRB approval.
  • Office of Sponsored Research has received notice from the DoD component that the IRB approval¬† has been received and accepted.

Who do I contact in the IRO?

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Please go to the IRO contact page.