Institutional Review Board
"Ask the IRB-Brown Bag" schedule for Academic Year 2014-2015
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - "Classroom Project vs. Research Project"
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - "Research Involving Children"
- Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - "IRB Review Process Overview"
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - "Belmont Report: Maximum Benefit/Minimum Risk"
- Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - "IRB's Role in Publication of Research"
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - "Summer Research Projects"
Brown Bags are held from 12-1 pm on the third Tuesday of each month in Room BA 205a.
Please join us. Cookies and drinks will be provided.
About the Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee mandated by federal law to protect
the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research activities. The
IRB achieves this primary function by educating researchers. The IRB assesses the
risks and benefits associated with a particular study, so that they can decide if
the study is ethically and legally sound.
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.