IRB Institutional Review Board
Overseeing Research On Human Subjects
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for overseeing all research done at Carleton by faculty, students or staff that involves human subjects. The goals of the IRB are to ensure that researchers understand and uphold the following two standards dictated by federal law:
- Human subjects should not be placed at undue risk;
- Subjects should give uncoerced, informed consent to their participation in the research.
Where to Begin
Take the IRB Quiz (Does My Project Require an IRB Application?) to determine whether your study requires IRB approval. If it does, you can start the formal application process by following the instructions on the How Do I Apply? page.
- This page provides information about the purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), as well as federal regulations and internal procedures and policies governing research on human subjects.
- Carleton College IRB policy on research with human subjects.
- A list of policies related to the IRB
- A description of the IRB application process, with links to relevant resources.
- List of all the forms, other support files, and information about these forms.
- This page contains a list of useful definitions of terms relevant to research with human subjects