Investigator Responsibilities

YOU, as a UIC investigator, are responsible for conducting research in an ethical and professional manner. This responsibility entails a positive obligation to know and act in accordance with federal regulations (both the general regulations pertaining to human subjects protection in 45 CFR 46 and 21 CFR 50 & 56, and any specific regulations that may be imposed by the federal agency funding the research), state and federal laws (HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a federal law relevant to all research involving medical records), and UIC policies and procedures.

Checklist: Investigator Responsibilities

This checklist has been designed to serve only as an aide to investigators and should not be considered comprehensive. You are strongly encouraged to regularly consult the UIC OPRS website, federal OHRP and FDA websites, and the websites of your specific federal, state, foundation, and other agency funders for updated guidance regarding ethical research practices and the protection of human research subjects.


Call OPRS at 312-996-1711 or email