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Information about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Protections for Human Research Participants


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IRB Members

IRB Meeting Schedule


IRB Policies and Procedures - Updated January, 2017

I. Administration

Background and Principles
Governmental Oversight and Regulations
IRB Scope and Authority
Roles and Responsibilities (Institution and IRB)
Board Composition
IRB Meetings


II. IRB Review Process and Considerations


III. After Approval

Continuing Review and Project Closure
Study Modifications
Reporting Problems


General Questions

You have submitted your IRB Application. What happens next? (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions


Resources for Researchers

Primer for Reporting Data while Maintaining Confidentiality (PDF) - This is Chapter 2 of a report by the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology that describes how to protect confidentiality or privacy of participants when reporting statistical data from research studies.

International Compilation of Human Research Standards (PDF) - The Compilation features listings of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections in 113 countries, as well as standards issued by a number of international and regional organizations.
International Compilation of Social & Behavioral Research Standards - This listing covers standards for conducting social and behavioral research in 27 countries. 

Questions concerning processing of IRB protocols or research projects involving human subjects should be directed to the IRB Administrator Anita Gordon, Director of Research Ethics, or 319-273-6148.