President´s Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA)

The President's Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) program at Georgia Tech competitively reviews individual requests from student / faculty teams for funds to be used to support undergraduate student involvement in faculty research. The main emphasis of the PURA program is to provide financial support for undergraduate student salaries and professional meeting travel expenses.


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The SURE Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, each participant takes part in a formal research symposium.


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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established regulations for the protection of individually identifiable health information. Please find more information about HIPPA at the links below. JAL Foundation participants involved in patient based research are required to abide by HIPPA regulations.


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Emory University´s Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee at Emory University approves, monitors, and reviews biomedical and behavioral research involving humans with the aim of protecting the rights and welfare of the research subjects. An IRB performs critical oversight functions for research conducted on human subjects ensuring the research is scientific, ethical, and in compliance with regulatory guidelines. In the United States, IRBs are governed by Title 45 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 46 (Source WikiPedia). Emory University contracts with a company that provides a browser based application, eIRB, used by the Emory IRB to review proposed research, to monitor and regulate ongoing research, and to communicate with investigators. All JAL Foundation participants conducting research based at Emory University involving human subjects will need an eIRB account.


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Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Research ethics education and training is required for all members of the teams conducting research at most centers in the United States and many abroad. CITI is a human subjects research educational program that consists of a Basic Course of 12 modules for Biomedical investigators, 11 modules specifically prepared for Investigators conducting Social / Behavioral research and several General Interest modules. Each participating institution has the flexibility to set specific curriculum requirements for specific subgroups of their research community. Approximately 1130 institutions and organizations utilize CITI for educating their research faculty and staff world wide. All JAL Foundation participants engaging in research at Emory University need to complete the Emory University designated CITI training modules and maintain a current CITI training certificate of completion.


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