Appendix D. Institutional Review Board Policy and Procedures Concerning the Protection of Human Subjects

Applications for review and approval of research involving human subjects require a faculty member who acts as the Principal Investigator of record and who assumes responsibility for the quality of the application for approval as well as the responsible and ethical conduct of the student’s research activities.

Safeguarding the rights and welfare of subjects involved in any research, development, or related activity is the responsibility of the University. In order to provide for the adequate discharge of this responsibility, it is the policy of the University that no research activity involving human subjects be undertaken until those activities have been reviewed and approved by the University Institutional Review Board (IRB).

For information and instructions on how to apply for IRB approval, use the following link to the Office of Research Integrity webpage for graduate students: IRB Web Page