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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 http://www.utexas.edu/research/rsc/coi/training.html.
  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 evpp_coi@austin.utexas.edu or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

Subject Responsibilities

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  1. Read the consent form and ask the PI any questions you may have.  You should understand what procedures will occur before you agree to participate.
  2. Contact the Principal Investigator (PI) if you desire to terminate involvement in a study.
  3. Know the start and end dates of your participation.
  4. Contact the PI, the Office of Research Support or the Chair of the IRB with complaints or concerns about study participation.
  5. Report any and all unanticipated problems to the PI immediately.
  6. Comply with responsibilities of participation as enumerated on the consent forms unless discontinuing participation in the study.
  7. Confirm receipt of extra-credit points or monetary compensation.
  8. Maintain copy of consent form for your records.
  9. The integrity of research depends upon honest and ethical subject participation.
  10. Request study results if so desired.
  11. Carefully weigh the potential benefits of participation (if any) against actual risk of participating.