Date Updated
Monday, October 31, 2016

Approved by:  Human Subjects Administrator, Director of OPRS, and IRB Executive Chair
AAHRPP REF#:  110          
AAHRPP Element: I.1.C.


  1. Undue influence with regards to the IRB refers to any attempt to interfere with the standard procedures of the IRB or to inappropriately place pressure on an IRB member, IRB Chair or OPRS staff member in order to obtain a specific outcome from the IRB or one of its members or staff.
  2. Attempts to unduly influence any member of the IRB or OPRS staff threaten the independence of the IRB and the integrity of the HSPP; and require prompt reporting by individuals who experience or are aware of occurrences of undue influence.