Investigators and Key Study Personnel Resources

The following resources are available for human research investigators and key study personnel.

General Information

Data Use Agreements

Determination Worksheets

Other ECU Links Related to Human Research

  • Brody School of Medicine Clinical Trials Office
  • REDCap: A secure, HIPAA-compliant, web-based application for building and managing online research surveys and databases.
  • ECU Survey Review and Oversight Committee (SROC): ECU’s established committee to oversee scheduling of surveys with less overlap to avoid duplication of data collection efforts improve the quality of surveys with an overarching, goal of preventing survey fatigue on the ECU campus. Please visit the SROC web site if your research involves surveying ECU faculty, staff, or students.
  • Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC): The IBC is the core of the biosafety program at ECU. Any research project that involves the use of potentially infectious materials, including gene therapy, must be declared and registered with the IBC. This also includes projects involving gene therapy. The IBC reviews human subject protocols and ensures that materials are handled properly, and that appropriate training takes place. Biological safety specific training is also offered for blood borne pathogens, infectious materials shipping, and biological safety cabinet use.
  • Identity Theft Protection Committee (ITPC): In order to implement and ensure compliance with legal requirements governing social security numbers and personally identifiable information, ECU established the ITPC to oversee the university’s compliance with this regulation in regard to the collection, segregation, disclosure and security of social security numbers and personally identifiable information and the development of related policies and regulations. The ITPC is also responsible for approving the collection and use of SSNs and PII. Questions concerning the requirements of this regulation should be directed to the ITPC at
  • Clinical Technologies and HIPAA Compliance: The Office of Institutional Integrity (OII), in conjunction with the University healthcare data steward, oversee the adoption and use of healthcare-related information technologies. OII’s partnership with ITCS provides a uniform process for the Brody School of Medicine, ECU School of Dental Medicine, ECU Allied Health, ECU College of Nursing, ECU Health and Student Health Services to request and receive guidance in the selection, development and implementation of hardware, software systems, databases and third party IT services that support clinical research and operations for the purposes of assuring compatibility with existing East Carolina University and ECU Health healthcare-related information technology systems, promoting operational efficiency, limiting storage of patient information outside of the university’s designated Electronic Health Record (EHR) system(s), and ensuring both patient and university data are protected within the scope of applicable university policies, government regulations and state laws.
    The scope of OII and the healthcare data steward is the review of departmental uses of ITCS approved technologies.

    To initiate the purchase and/or implementation (including “free”) of a new technology or upgrade of an existing technology, contact ECU Materials Management or visit ITCS’s Technology Purchase Process webpage 

    For questions related to ECU’s HIPAA Privacy or Security Rule compliance, please contact the Office of Institutional Integrity:

    Phone: 744-5200

Research Ethics, History and International Protections

Government Agencies and Commissions

Other Applicable Websites

International Agencies


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