The purpose of the Institutional Review Board is to review research proposals involving human participants and to ensure that proper precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and rights of participants. Such review is intended to emphasize the important role of ethics in conducting research as well as to protect the participants, researcher, advisor, and college against potential risks and liabilities. Research proposal reviews by an Institutional Review Board are federally required and mandated.
Rules for Exemption
Rules for Expedited Review
Rules for Full Review
For more Federal Guidelines, visit: www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/45cfr46.html