PLEASE NOTE: If you receive Alaska Area IRB approval prior to UAA IRB approval, you may NOT begin to distribute any recruitment materials, recruit any participants, or collect any data UNTIL you receive UAA IRB approval. If you conduct research prior to receiving UAA IRB approval, your project and/or funding may be suspended.
Research Involving External Organizations and Communities
If you are planning to conduct research with an organization, agency, or community external from UAA, you may be required to submit a separate IRB application. These organizations or agencies include the Alaska Area IRB, Providence Alaska Medical Center, or the Anchorage School District. UAA IRB approval does not guarantee approval from another IRB, Tribal Council, communities, or any other type of ethics review committee.
Alaska Area IRB
If you are planning on conducting research that involves any materials, records or employees from the Alaska Native Medical Center AND/OR if you plan on conducting research in an Alaska Native community, you will need to do the following:
Providence Alaska Medical Center
If you are planning on conducting research at Providence as part of your UAA research (e.g., Nursing or MPH thesis work), you will need to do the following:
You may not conduct research at Providence until you secure final
approval from the UAA IRB, Providence Research Council, and a waiver from the Western IRB. Letters of
support from Providence departments do not substitute UAA/Providence/Western IRB waiver approval.
Anchorage School District
If you are planning on conducting research at any school or with any employee resources which fall under the Anchorage School District, you will need to do the following:
These forms can be completed by the UAA-affiliated student, faculty, or staff member as long as the ASD-affiliated employee or employees are mentioned in the form. It is ASD policy that surveys used for evaluation of events (classes or conferences) do not require pre-approval.