Advancing Human Research Protections
The University of Minnesota is dedicated to meeting, upholding, and exceeding the highest ethical standards in research practices involving human participants. Together, we pursue research to solve the world’s most vexing problems and advance the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
After a rigorous review and assessment of its human research policies and practices, the University launched a major initiative to enhance its Human Research Protection Program through a set of specific program and policy reforms. The University has now implemented all 63 recommendations from the external review, though it remains committed to continued enhancement, improvement, and evaluation of its human research programs and policies.
Read comments from Allen Levine, interim VP for research, and Brooks Jackson, dean of the Medical School and VP for health sciences, made during a Board of Regents meeting where they presented on the progress made during the implementation phase of this effort.