Full course description
The IRB is an Institutional Review Board made of members who participate its mission, to protect the rights, dignity, welfare, and privacy of the human subjects in all research conducted on behalf of the university (regardless of funding) by adhering to the principles outlined in the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research report, "Ethical Principles & Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research" (the "Belmont Report") (The National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, 1979), and the regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other applicable agencies. The IRB is committed to advancing the ethical treatment of research participants, promoting the responsible conduct of research, and ensuring and protecting the rights of every human research volunteer.
The IRB achieves its mission by:
- Ensuring that all research involving human subjects receives required approvals before research activities are initiated
- Creating an environment at the university of respect for, and understanding of, the rights and welfare of research participants
- Educating the university community about federal, state, and university research regulations, policies, and practice pertaining to human subjects protection
- Conducting activities to enhance compliance within the requirements of the IRB.