Institutional Review Board

Conducting Research with Human Subjects

One of the hallmarks of an Eckerd education is the ability of students to do hands-on research. Eckerd College endorses faculty and student research that advances knowledge and supports learning. In order to ensure that research with human subjects is conducted by faculty and/or students in a manner that respects the rights, maintains the well-being and guarantees the privacy of those who participate in it, as well as the ethical principles embraced by Eckerd College, the College has developed pertinent policies and procedures that will be governed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

The procedures for review adhere to the regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services, 45 CFR 46, as amended and published in the Federal Register on June 18, 1991.