Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Institutional Review Board reviews all courses and research projects involving human participants. There are three categories of IRB review of research involving human participants:
- C-1, Monitored review
- C-2, Expedited review
- C-3, Full review.
All research using human participants, including that which the investigator believes is exempt from expedited or full review, must be submitted to the IRB for approval.
The IRB committee will be meeting every other week during the semester. We publish the meeting dates so anyone in need of IRB approval will know the deadline with ample time to prepare their request. Within two weeks the proposal will be reviewed, but final approval will be dependent upon completion of revisions.
IRB proposals will not be reviewed during the winter break. Please plan accordingly.
To submit an Institutional Review Board proposal for approval you will need to fill out the Albion College Institutional Review Board Cover Sheet and Form C. Please see Submitting a Proposal.
Please fill out the forms, and submit electronically or, hand deliver two hard copies of the completed forms to the Psychology Office (Olin 308) during business hours. Make sure you give them to Schara Swan or one of her staff members; do not slide the forms under the office door.