Research with Human Subjects | Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo

Research at UAGM

Research with Human Subjects

Why my project needs to be review by the IRB?

All research projects involving human subjects or using members of the academic community as subjects, conducted by employees or students of Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo or another external agency, must be approved by the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Safeguarding the rights and welfare of subjects in any research activity, whether financially supported or not, and regardless of funding source, is primarily the responsibility of the institution. The Universidad Ana G. Méndez President has designated the IRB as the compliance committee responsible for reviewing and approving human subjects research. No human subjects research activity may be undertaken by any faculty, staff, employee, or student unless the IRB has reviewed and approved the research prior to commencing it.

In accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), i.e., the Federal Policy 45 CFR 46, and the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration, 21 CFR 50, the IRB has the authority to review, approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all human-subjects research activities that fall within its jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of the University IRB is defined by its Federal-wide Assurance document with the DHHS and by the AGMUS and UT institutional policies.

How long is the review process?
General Orientation for Researchers
IRB Forms *
Do I need to be certified?
Research in courses

If you have any question please contact:
Josefina Melgar, MS.
Compliance Officer
Tel: 787.743.7979 ext. 4126