Institutional Review Board

All research that involves human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Landmark College Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB considers research proposals for all matters related to the protection of human subjects. The Landmark College IRB adheres to regulations of Title 45, Part 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46) and operates in accordance with the ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice as outlined in the Belmont Report (available from the Research Office).

Institutional Review Board Standard Operating Procedures Manual (Updated October 2012) [PDF]

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Members

How to Submit a Proposal to the IRB

Prior to submitting a IRB proposal, investigators must follow the research proposal procedures posted under Policies & Procedures in addition to the Training Policy listed below.

Individuals and organizations that wish to conduct research at Landmark College must complete a Research Proposal Submission Form for New Projects located under Forms. The completed form should be submitted electronically to the IRB Administrator.

Once submitted to the IRB, the Chair of the IRB or her designee will determine the type of review that the project warrants (exempt, expedited, or full IRB review). The IRB Administrator will then notify the researcher of the nature and date of IRB review.

Within 10 days following review, the IRB Administrator will communicate to the researcher, in writing, the IRB’s decision regarding the proposed research.

It may take several weeks to obtain IRB approval for a project, particularly in cases where full IRB review is needed. Therefore, it is important to submit your proposal well in advance of the date that you wish to begin collecting data.