The aim of the Institutional Review Board is to ensure that in the course of conducting research, the rights of the participants involved are not violated. Those who are conducting research that will involve human subject participants will need to talk with his/her department review board to see if a IRB review is needed. If yes, contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies to fill out an application for a committee review of research using human subjects as participants.
It is recommended that all faculty and students proposing research involving human subjects apply for approval by the IRB 90 days prior to starting research, particularly if research will involve protected groups such as minors or international research.
The IRB meets during the fall and spring semesters the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM in room 109 Russ Hall to review applications for full review. Applications for full review need to be turned in ten days prior to IRB meetings to be considered for review. The IRB does not meet June through August, December or January.
Please contact Brian Peery in the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies, 112 Russ Hall, (620) 235-4175, with any questions.