Human Subject Research - Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is designed to review, approve initiation of,
and conduct periodic review of all research projects involving human subjects conducted
by The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) faculty, students, or staff (including
collaborative projects with other institutions and agencies). Before submitting a
project for review, investigators are urged to read The Handbook for Ensuring Protection
of Human Research Subjects [in pdf].
The Belmont Report- Ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subject research
Decision charts -The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides the following graphic aids
as a guide for institutional review boards (IRBs), investigators, and others who decide
if an activity is research involving human subjects that must be reviewed by an IRB
under the relevant requirements. The charts address decisions on the following: -
whether an activity is research that must be reviewed by an IRB;- whether the review
may be performed by expedited procedures, and - whether informed consent or its documentation may be waived.