All human subject research must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Colleges and universities that have human subject research being conducted on their
campuses should have an IRB operating within federal regulations. UVU has signed a
federal-wide assurance stating that all human subject research being conducted on
campus will be approved by UVU's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Research at UVU
involving human subjects being conducted without IRB approval is breaking federal
regulation/law and puts all federal funding that UVU receives (e.g. federal research
grants, student federal aid) in jeopardy.
For all UVU-affiliated studies involving human subjects requiring IRB approval, it
is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) to submit required documentation
to the UVU IRB Administrator. UVU does not endorse research that does not follow this
The UVU IRB website will provide all the information you need to take the IRB mandatory
training and submit protocols for approval. Let us know if you have questions.