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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

For Potential Human Research Study Participants:

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Questions to ask:

  1. What interests me in this study?
  2. Why would I want to or need to participate in the study?
  3. When does this study take place?
  4. Where does the study take place?
  5. How long does the study last?
  6. Is this study safe?
  7. Do I feel that I can trust the researchers?
  8. Who gains from my participation?
  9. Does this study have IRB approval?
  10. Am I feeling pressure or obligation to participate in the study?
  11.   How do I contact the PI if I have questions or concerns?
  12.   Who can I contact with questions or concerns that is not involved in the research study?
  13.   If I really wanted to quit would I be able to?
  14.   Am I learning anything from participating?
  15.   How will I be notified if risks or benefits to the study change?
  16.   How is my privacy being protected?
  17.   Is this study confidential or anonymous?

After the Study:

  1. What results did the study produce?
  2. Will the study be published?
  3. Can I have a copy of the article?
  4. Am I willing to do this again?
  5. What have I learned that I would do differently next time?
  6. What benefits did I receive?
  7. Would I recommend being a human research participant to others?