Institutional Review Board

This website is no longer maintained.

For updated information regarding human protections, notably the revisions to the Common Rule for the protection of human research participants go into effect on January 21, 2019, please see the Human Research Protection Program website or send an e-mail to This website will be retired later in 2019.

Research Participants

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Are you thinking of becoming a volunteer for research? Are you a current or past volunteer? If so, we hope we can answer any questions you have.

What is an IRB?

What if I have questions or concerns?

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The above link will address such topics as:

  • What is research?
  • Why is research important?
  • Questions to ask
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