Institutional Review Board

What is an Institutional Review Board?


An Institutional Review Board (IRB) performs critical oversight functions for research projects involving human subjects that are scientific, ethical, or regulatory in nature. In accordance with the Research Act of 1973, members of an IRB meet on an as needed basis to make informed decisions on whether various research projects are ethical, informed consent is sufficient, and appropriate safeguards have been put in place.

Federal Regulations Regarding the Protection of Human Subjects:

Training Resources:

Important Historical Documents:

The SCC IRB has made available the following important documents for you to download and view.  Please click on the below links to download and view the .pdf files.