Institutional Review BoardWelcome
The Institutional Review Board is charged with protecting and maintaining the welfare and dignity of human subjects. We assist researchers in conducting ethical research that complies with federal regulations and guidelines (CFR).
Who Needs to Apply
All Agnes Scott faculty, students, staff and external researchers who are conducting research on living human subjects will need approval from the IRB before beginning their research project.
Research includes, but is not limited to, independent research projects conducted or directed by faculty or staff, independent student research, and student research performed within a classroom context.
Also note that the IRB’s definition of “original research” may be broadly construed. Life histories, interviews, focus groups, surveys and other forms of data collection may require IRB approval.
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Timeframe for IRB Review
Please allow at least 7-10 days for standard proposal review and three to four weeks for proposals requiring full board review. The IRB meets once per month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Therefore, any proposals needing full board review should be submitted by the last Tuesday of each month.