The goal of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants (IRB) is the protection of human participants in research. The IRB evaluates research proposals submitted by faculty, staff, and students of Alliant International University to assure research is conducted ethically and risk to research participants is minimized. This review is mandated both by federal law and Alliant policy. Alliant’s IRB policies comply with the Code of Federal Regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Faculty, students, and staff who conduct research under the auspices of Alliant International University must receive written IRB approval prior to initiating research.
The IRB now functions as a single entity and serves all Alliant campuses. The various IRB applications include initial approval of a research protocol, approval of a proposed change in an approved protocol, renewing the approval of a study, and reporting adverse events. Researchers should consult relevant sections of the Alliant International University System-wide Policies for the Protection of Human Participants in Research for details on the regulations that govern human participation in research.
Special guidance for international research: OHRP offers a compilation of regulations from over 100 countries that pertain to research conducted outside the U.S.
Additional federal guidance on a variety of issues involving research ethics may be found at the OHRP guidance page.