Independently assess and evaluate the risks and benefits of proposed research, and ensure that risks to human subjects are kept to an absolute minimum and are justified by potential benefits of the research.
Ensure the confidentiality of information obtained from research subjects to the extent allowed by law.
Ensure that, where appropriate, an Informed Consent or Informed Consent and Health Information Use and Disclosure Authorization is obtained from each research subject.
Facilitate high quality research at Northeastern University.
Create a cooperative process, encouraging dialogue with researchers.
Comply with applicable state and federal privacy laws.