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

  • Informed Consent
    This provides information which must be a part of all written informed consent documents.
    Procedures and Criteria for Approval
    Information is provided for initial and continuing approval and for proposed changes.
    Review Process
    The description of the IRB review process reflects the various ethical principles and regulatory requirements that each investigator should consider during the design phase of his or her project.
    Exemptions
    Details are provided for studies which may require only an initial review and are exempt from ongoing review.
    Expedited Review
    Categories of research which may qualify for expedited review are listed.
    IRB Responsibilities
    This summarizes the work of IUP's Institutional Review Board.
    IRB Membership
    Appointments to the IRB shall be made by the president on recommendation from the assistant dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research.
    IUP Statement of Individual Research Ethics
    The principles listed are intended to explicate the investigator's ethical responsibilities toward human subjects in research.
    Statement of General Principles
    IUP's assurance of compliance with Department of Health and Human Services regulations for the Protection of Human Research Subjects
    Definitions and Abbreviations
    Definitions of commonly used terms in the IRB process are provided.