Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a campus committee empowered by federal regulations to oversee research activities involving human subjects. The IRB is responsible for the review and monitoring of research involving human subjects in order to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of the subjects participating in research.

The IRB utilizes IRBNet for the submission of all human subjects research studies. IRBNet is a web-based system of electronic tools to support the management, submission, review and administration of IRB protocols.

Prior to initiating research involving human subjects, project personnel (PI, Co-PI and research assistants) must complete core training in Procedures for Human Subjects Protection. To learn more, please review the training procedures as outlined in