Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Welcome to the Institutional Review Board!
An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established to review research involving human subjects. All research that involves humans as participants requires IRB review and approval prior to initiation of the study. The primary purpose of IRBs is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research under their authority. ETSU has established two IRBs to review research from the Main Campus, Medical Campus, and Quillen VA Medical Center. The ETSU/VA Medical and Campus IRBs are an important part of ETSU's Human Research Protection Program.
The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is an institution-wide program dedicated to the protection of human research participants and reports to the Vice Provost for Research. The HRPP is responsible for providing education, outreach, and coordination among various institutional components to support the conduct of ethical human research. ETSU's HRPP has been fully accredited by AAHRPP since 2005.
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