POLICIES and Procedures
Initiating a New Research Project at the VUIIS Center for Human Imaging:
New research using the 3T human scanner is initiated with a research
proposal. New projects will either be funded or have the goal
to collect pilot data for a grant application. All proposals are
reviewed and approved by a scientific committee. Approval will
be based upon:
--feasibility of the research on existing equipment
--availability of equipment
--budget review and ability of the investigator to support user fees
Notification of approval will be sent via email within 14 days of the request. Approved proposals will be assigned scanner time based on availability. Continued usage of the scanner will be predicated on progress of work and ability to secure funding.
To learn more about conducting research on the 7T scanner at the VUIIS contact Adam Anderson
Appropriate institutional approval (see below) must also be obtained for all studies, prior to submission to the VUIIS. To submit a request for scanning time, each study must be submitted via the online form, found here. Once received, it will go through an approval process, and if successful, it will be assigned a unique study number.
All research involving human subjects to be conducted at the VUIIS must be approved by the Internal Review Board (IRB). All research involving animals at the VUIIS must have the appropriate IACUC approval.
It shall be the responsibility of the PI to present IRB Consent
forms to the technologist to confirm that the consent form has
been obtained. It will not be necessary to provide a physical
copy of the signed consent form to the VUIIS imaging center. The
center will be responsible for asking human subjects to complete
a safety form which WILL be retained by the imaging center. IACUC
approval documentation copies will be provided to
Jarrod True (Jarrod.True@vanderbilt.edu)
prior to scanning animals on the human imagers.