Institutional Review Board

To oversee rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) exists in accordance with federal guidelines. A human subject is defined as a living individual about whom an investigator (professional or student) conducting research obtains 1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual or 2) identifiable private information. (45 CFR 46.102(f); 21 CFR 50.3(g)). Activities invoking IRB involvement include data collection and interpretation falling outside of pedagogical purposes or course parameters, as well as disclosure of results identifying and/or placing in harm individual human subjects. Additional IRB information and a dedicated form are available from the Dean of Academic Affairs and Library.

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