Overseeing Research on Human Subjects
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for overseeing all research done at Thiel by faculty, students or staff that involves human subjects. The goals of the IRB are to ensure that researchers understand and uphold the following two standards dictated by federal law:
- Human subjects should not be placed at undue risk;
- Subjects should give uncoerced, informed consent to their participation in the research.
Where to Begin
Take the IRB Quiz (Does My Project Require an IRB Application?) to determine whether your study requires IRB approval. If it does, you can start the formal application process by following the instructions on the How Do I Apply? page.
Does My Project Require an IRB Application?
The IRB quiz determines if a study constitutes research on human subjects. If so, a formal application is required before research begins.
How Do I Apply?
Professors, students, and staff should use this page to submit their Formal Application before research begins in order to be approved by the IRB committee.
List of all the forms and support files, and information about these forms.
I've Applied--Now What?
Outline of the sequence of events that take place before research on human subjects is approved by the IRB.
This page contains a list of useful definitions of terms relevant to research with human subjects.
About the IRB
This page provides information about the purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), as well as federal regulations and internal procedures and policies governing research on human subjects.