Part III - Membership on the Human Subjects Review Board | KCTCS

Part III

Membership on the Human Subjects Review Board

The Code of Federal Regulations [Title 45, Part 46.107] outlines provisions for membership on the Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB). A summary of these provisions follows:

  1. Each HSRB shall have at least five (5) members.
  2. Members shall represent various backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research activities.
  3. The HSRB collective membership shall be diverse with consideration given to race, gender, and cultural backgrounds.
  4. No HSRB shall consist entirely of men or entirely of women.
  5. No HSRB shall consist entirely of members of one profession.
  6. The HSRB membership shall be sensitive to community attitudes “to promote respect for its advice and counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects.
  7. The HSRB may invite individuals with competence in special areas to assist in the review; however, these individuals may not vote.
  8. At least one member of the HSRB shall have primary concern in scientific areas.
  9. At least one member of the HSRB shall have primary concern in non- scientific areas.
  10. No member of the HSRB may participate in the review of any project in which there is a conflicting interest – except to provide information requested by the HSRB.