DATA SAFETY MONITORING PLAN (DSMP)
Minimum Standards for all human research conducted and/or overseen by MSSM:
The following minimum requirements apply to all projects, including retrospective reviews of medical records, use of tissue samples, and many minimal risk studies, such as observational and survey research. Because these minimum requirements apply to all studies, a specific written DSMP will not usually be required for projects that do not pose greater than minimal risk to subjects. The MSSM PPHS may alter the required level of monitoring if appropriate.
For all projects, the principal investigator must have a plan to assure that data integrity will be maintained during its collection, storage and analysis. All research projects must adhere to MSSM recommendations on the storage of research data. Loss of data containing identifiable information is reportable to the IRB using FORM HRP-224 within 5 business days.
Any problems concerning the consent process and any subject complaints should be monitored by the investigator. Reports of such problems must be made at least annually. The discretion of the protocol director will guide the need to report these problems immediately or more frequently, in accordance with FORM HRP-224.
The principal investigator is, typically, the monitoring entity for the minimum DSMP. When a principal investigator is not a faculty member, the supervising faculty member must be responsible for the data and safety monitoring aspect of the protocol.
Program for the Protection of Human Subjects
For submissions and general inquiries send e-mail to: IRB@mssm.edu
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