Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects

  • The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of the Human Subjects is the regulatory body of IUP that is responsible for the review of research that involves human participants. The purpose of IRBs nationally is to protect participants in research as well as to protect researchers conducting research involving human participants.

    The information below is designed to provide a comprehensive set of resources for investigators, so that they can conduct the best possible research that meets their academic goals while safeguarding the well-being of the people who participate in their work.

    Feel free to use the contact information provided to find more information or clarification. You should also feel free to provide feedback about the usefulness of this web page. The IRB at IUP is engaged in ongoing efforts to collaborate with investigators to enhance the responsiveness of IRB educational and consultative efforts.

    IRBManager

    IRBManager is IUP’s new electronic submission, routing, approval, and record-keeping tool for the Institutional Review Board. This system retains the same questions from the original paper forms, but presents them in an easy to use and easy to track electronic system.

    All IUP researchers are encouraged to begin using this platform immediately. The IRB will cease to accept any paper forms or applications, including requests for modification or continuing review, at midnight on April 2.

    For further details, tutorials, frequently asked questions, or to log in, visit our IRBManager page.

    For additional information, contact the IRB by e-mail at irb-research@iup.edu.

  • IRB Meeting Dates and Protocol Submission Deadlines for Projects Requiring Full Board Review
    The dates for protocols requiring full board review are listed. Protocols that meet the criteria for exempt or expedited review may be submitted at any time. Exempt and expedited protocols will be initially reviewed and contact will be made with investigators typically within two weeks of the submission date.
    IRB Training
    Find information about required, free online research ethics training, the National Institutes of Health’s free course on human protection in research, and video reports on various components of the IRB.
    Classroom Research
    Guidelines are provided for classroom research/student research projects.
    Who Serves on the IRB?
    Members of IUP’s Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research
    Related Sites
    Here is a list of additional websites with IRB information.
    Model Protocols and Consent Forms
    Sample protocols to be used as reference materials for investigators
    IRB Guidelines
    Guidelines and documents for the Institutional Review Board Protection of Human Subjects process are provided.