The Institutional Review Board protects the rights of humans in research and maintains confidentiality of data. History has demonstrated the need for appropriate oversight which resulted in the regulations we have today.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will provide assistance with research applications that involve human participants for both students and faculty.
Activities that may require Institutional Review Board review and approval include:
IRB Chair Teri Rust has extended office hours to consult with students and faculty. Professor Rust will provide student help sessions to facilitate the application process. Pending the instructor's invitation, Professor Rust will visit classes and discuss the role of the IRB, and provide tips for completing a successful IRB application.
Once dead week starts, there is no promise of any review activity on applications. Reviews during breaks are also on an as-possible basis.