Human Subjects Research at Foreign Sites Farnsworth, Franci 16 Nov 1999 14:20 EST

I need help identifying the budget/institutional issues for the following
project and I'd like to know more about using purchase orders to buy
services from another institution, rather than using a subaward.    Because
this is such a specific situation, please reply directly to me
(; I'll forward replies to anyone interested.

A faculty member is proposing to collect data from human subjects at an
institution in the U.K. as part of a longer research project based here.
He wants to hire a part-time research assistant for the 6 months he'll be in
the U.K.    I know that we can't hire the research assistant through our
payroll and I doubt if we can pay the human subjects directly.    Can we use
a purchase order to the host institution?   Do we need to do a subaward?
Total U.K. cost will be no more than $25K (total award will be less than
$100K).     How do we provide assurances that these human subjects
(recruited for other purposes) are handled according to US regs?

Thanks in advance.

Frances Vinal Farnsworth
Coordinator of Sponsored Research
Munford House
Middlebury, VT 05753
Tel:  802-443-5889
Fax: 802-443-2081

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