Research with Human Subjects

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) component for Southern Wesleyan University is a federally mandated body established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities conduct under the auspices of the institution. Any research activity in which faculty, staff, or students investigate and/or collect data on or from human subjects (including surveys), or use existing data (including specimens) collected from living human subjects requires review by the IRB prior to its initiation. Any changes to the project after IRB approval must be submitted for continued approval. Continuing review is also required at intervals established by the regulations and further determined by the IRB.