Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The IRB approves the initiation of and conducts periodic reviews of research involving human participants. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that performs ethical review of proposed research to help assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human participants. Investigators also share the responsibility for protecting human participants. IRB review is required for any project at the University that is engaged in human subjects research by: intervening or interacting with living individuals for research purposes or, obtaining individually identifiable private information for research purposes.