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The following websites provide useful information concerning the Institutional Review Board.

Office for Human Research Protections
This office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance to universities as they seek to comply with federal regulations concerning protection of human subjects in research.
Office of Research Integrity
The ORI promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service (PHS) at about four thousand institutions worldwide. ORI monitors institutional investigations of research misconduct and facilitates the responsible conduct of research through educational, preventive, and regulatory activities.
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
This non-membership organization was founded in 1974 to advance strong research programs within a context of ethical practice. It is affiliated with the Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA), which is a national service and membership organization for communication among professionals about research, health care, and ethics.
American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
U.S. Department of Education
National Institute of Justice Protecting Human Subjects
All research conducted at NIJ or supported with NIJ funds must comply with all federal, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and NIJ regulations and policies.
National Institutes of Health Bioethics Resources
National Institutes of Health Certificates of Confidentiality
Addresses the protection and privacy of research study participants.
National Institutes of Health Compliance Documents
Summary of observations and comments from NIH regarding compliance and proactive site visits.
National Institutes of Health Computer-Based Training
Provides information about the training module for the researcher and the tutorial “Human Participant Protections: Education for Research Teams.” This course offers one option to fulfill the obligation for education in the area of human-participant protection.
Protecting Human Subjects
The Department of Energy provides information to assist investigators with the development and implementation of high-quality projects. Its three sites include information that emphasizes work with biomedical, environmental, nuclear, and health-related studies.
  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Assistant Dean for Research
    Stright Hall, Room 113
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-7730
  • Fax: 724-357-2715
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.