Q. What is the IRB? My paper topic involves human participants.

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2017     Views: 9

Research conducted using human participants is overseen by American University's Institutional Review Board (IRB).

The purpose of the IRB is to facilitate human subjects research and to ensure the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected during their participation.

Research that involves human subjects must receive approval from the IRB. Click here to review the exceptions.

NOTICE: PLEASE SUBMIT FORMS AT LEAST ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE PROJECTED START OF YOUR RESEARCH.

If your research meets the definitions of both research and human subjects, and is not specifically exempted, you must complete the IRB process that is outlined here:

http://www.american.edu/irb/

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