Faculty Handbook

32. Faculty Research

32.9. Contingency Plan

In the event that the IRB is unable to continue oversight of ongoing projects, such as loss due to fire or a natural disaster or the IRB closes, oversight will be transferred temporarily or permanently to the University of Montana IRB, with which we have an ongoing agreement, or to a commercial IRB if necessary.   For disruptions limited in scope, severity, and duration, the role of the University of Montana IRB will be to provide services on behalf of the Bacone College IRB, which would not constitute transfer of oversight to the commercial IRB. Otherwise, the transfer of oversight for the life of the study will follow the FDA recommendations for transferring research oversight.  The IRB Chair and/or Office of Research Compliance will be responsible managing the transfer of oversight.