BYU-Idaho Online KnowledgebaseResearch and Reports Guidelines and General InformationWhen IRB approval is needed for research with human subjects

When IRB approval is needed for research with human subjects

Research Policies and Regulations

American Public University System defined the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as a committee that “reviews and approves all research involving human subjects to ensure that it is conducted in accordance with all federal, institutional, and ethical guidelines.” Every university, as a separate entity, has its own committee as well as the right to set additional rules and guidelines per their own standard and regulations. BYU-Idaho has determined that all studies using human subjects (including faculty research) which will be made publicly available must be registered with the university through the Institutional Review Board.

The Institutional Research and Assessment Office at BYU-Idaho has endorsed Online Learning to manage the surveying of online students and instructors for Online Learning’s internal purposes. Any surveying of people done outside of this scope needs to have IRB approval. To request approval of your research method, or additional information, please follow this link: . Instructions vary depending on the type of research you are conducting. Make sure to read through the instructions thoroughly to get your research approved in the shortest amount of time possible.

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Responsible: Curtis Henrie (RED Team Lead)
Accountable: Ben Fryar (OPR Director)
Consulted: institutional Research and Assessment Office
Informed: RED Team


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