Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the protection of human participants in research conducted by faculty, staff and students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (SRU). All members of the SRU community who engage in activities that are classified as research involving human participants must submit their research proposals to the IRB for review and approval prior to the beginning the research. The IRB assures compliance with Federal and state regulations and SRU policies.

The primary goal of the IRB is the protection of human research participants. The board does not endorse the quality of the research and approval does not absolve researchers from the responsibility to monitor and maintain the project within their professional guidelines. The ultimate responsibility for the ethical conduct of research remains with the researchers.

All applications and forms should be mailed or delivered to the IRB Office. Questions? Contact the IRB Office.