緣起與目的:民國99~100年

本校在民國99.01.01~100.12.31爭取到國科會人文處(現更名為:科技部人文司)經費補助「人類行為研究倫理與人體研究倫理治理架構建置計畫」,此計畫係國科會依據行政院第八次全國科學技術會議之決議:「鼓勵大學及研究機構成立相關「研究倫理委員會(IRB)」(含社會與行為科學研究),並加強人員之培訓與輔導,以確保審查品質」辦理,旨在落實我國學術研究工作應盡力維護研究對象(或稱研究參與者)之權益,以善盡研究人員之學術與社會責任。
From 1st January, 2010 to 31st December, 2011, the school received funding for the project: “Governance Framework for Human Research Ethics” from the Department of Humanities of the National Science Council (renamed as the Ministry of Science and Technology). This project was spearheaded by the National Science Council based on the objectives of the 8th National Science and Technology Conference (i.e. to encourage universities and research institutes in order to establish an Institutional Review Board (IRB) (including social and behavioral science research), and to enhance personnel training and counseling to guarantee the quality of ethical reviews). This project was aimed at ensuring research activities in Taiwan and protecting the rights of research subjects (or participants), thus fulfilling the social and academic responsibilities of researchers.
 
為此,本校以兩年時間探尋我國在人文、社會、行為、工程、科學教育等研究領域涉及以人為研究對象相關倫理議題,據此以建置可切合我國學術環境的倫理審查機制、準則、作業流程、審查表單與文件、以及其他可促進負責任且倫理的學術研究行為之教育工作。計畫目標主要有三:
 This school had spent two years searching for ethical arguments in various academic disciplines that employ human participants in research; these include humanities, social/behavioral science, engineering and science.  Based on the said information, the school established an appropriate ethical review framework, regulations, procedures, forms, documents and other educational activities that could help facilitate responsible and ethical research activities in Taiwan. The project has three main objectives:
 
1. 以本校附設醫院之研究倫理委員會(Institutional Review Board, 簡稱IRB)作為參考基礎,擴大建置成兼具校級與區域級的人類研究倫理治理架構,以治理本校所有以人為研究對象之研究計畫;
1. Based on the pre-existing Institutional Review Board (IRB) in its department of medicine, the school extends the IRM’s function, making it an institutional and regional level governance framework for human research ethics. This framework is designed to manage all research projects with human participants.
 
2. 在此人類研究倫理治理架構之下,擬包含二個人類研究倫理審查委員會,一負責審查生物醫學領域,另一負責審查人文、社會、行為、工程、科學教育等領域;
2. Under this governance framework for human research ethics, the school plans to establish two human research ethical review committees. One is responsible for biological and medical research reviews, while the other is responsible for humanities, social/behavioral sciences, engineering and scientific education. 
 
3. 針對以人作為研究對象的學術研究計畫各方利益關係人(stakeholder),提供諮詢、審查、教育訓練等得以促進相關研究權益之服務,尤其以南台灣、台東、金、澎地區之大學校院之研究人員為主要服務對象。
3. To provide consultation, reviews, education and other services that uphold the rights of research participants which are relevant to the stakeholders of academic research projects that employ human participants; these services focus on researchers from various institutions in the southern regions of Taiwan, Taitung, Kinmen and Penghu.