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What is an IRB?

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established to review, approve, and oversee research involving human subjects. The purpose of the IRB is to ensure that all human subjects research is conducted in accordance with all federal, institutional, and ethical guidelines.

The Chamberlain IRB strives to create a supportive, collaborative environment for members of the Chamberlain community so that the design and implementation of research studies take place in a culture of ethical conduct. Nonetheless, the responsibility of the IRB is limited to review and oversight of applicable research studies for compliance with ethical standards, federal rules, and other applicable laws.  The IRB does not provide advisement or mentoring on study design nor does it create required documents, such as recruitment flyers or consent forms, as a service to faculty and students.

The Chamberlain IRB is registered with the Office for Human Research Protections of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The IRB typically meets monthly, though urgent matters may prompt additional meetings.

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