Illinois State University is committed to protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research investigations under the authority of the university. All research involving human subjects is to be conducted in accordance with relevant federal regulations. Federal regulation requires that all institutions receiving federal funds, which conduct research using living humans as subjects, establish and operate an Institutional Review Board (IRB). The purpose of the IRB is to ensure the protection of these human subjects.
As of January 31, 2016, all new protocols, as well as modifications or continuations of existing protocols, must be made through IRBNet. For more information, please select the IRB Protocol Submission and Review tab on the left side of this page.
IRB review and approval of international research involves a number of challenges, including local laws and customs, translation of consent and research materials, and the security of subjects and data.