Institutional Review Board (IRB) Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are some of the questions that are frequently asked of the IRB committee.

Does the IRB need to look at this project?

The institution relies on the IRB to make this assessment due to the complexity of the rules. investigator communicate with the IRB initially, even if the answer is No.  You can reach out to the IRB Chair, Dr. Alison Kreger; by email at with questions.

Also, several decision charts are available to help you prepare for the question that will need to be addressed to make determination. The decision charts are available under the Investigator Resource - Getting Started section or you can go directly to the Office for Human Research protections (OHRP) website at these graphic aids are intended to assist IRBs, institutions and investigators in the decision-making process to determine the review requirements fro a particular activity.