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Institutional Review Board


Proposed research projects on human subjects must be reviewed by the College Institutional Review Board (IRB). Any recipient of College-funding for research that involves human subjects will be required to get approval from the IRB prior to commencing research.

** Failure to attain IRB approval will jeopardize a funding award **

Click here for more information about the IRB process for student research.

For more information about the IRB, please contact:

Jessica Lee, IRB Graduate Assistant & Hanna Holborn Gray Graduate Student Mentor (


Students Applying for College Research Funding

Students who are applying for funding to support their research involving human subjects must consult with their faculty advisor about the IRB process as part of their funding application process.

Student research on human subjects taking place overseas:

If your proposed research will take place outside of the U.S., the IRB will require that you have a local point person available for any questions that might arise during your research overseas. This point person, or Local Sponsor should have an affiliation with a University and/or NGO and have knowledge of the conditions surrounding research in the proposed context.

Please provide information about the Local Sponsor you have secured. The Local Sponsor will need to confirm this arrangement by email to Isabelle Barker (


IRB General Meetings at which the IRB reviews proposals can be found on the IRB website.