Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The primary mission of the Pacific University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect the rights and safety of individuals who participate in human subjects research studies conducted by students or employees of Pacific University. The IRB also serves as a resource for the Pacific University community, providing education and guidance to researchers regarding the ethical and responsible conduct of human subjects research.
In order to ensure that federal regulations governing human subjects research are satisfied, and to meet the institution's federally mandated responsibility to provide oversight for such research, all Pacific University faculty, staff, and students must submit for IRB review any research activity that involves human subjects. IRB approval is required before any research activities—including, but not limited to, recruitment—may begin.
Please note that not all data gathering and analysis activities using information gleaned from humans fall under IRB jurisdiction. However, the determination as to whether your proposed activities fall under the federal regulations for research with human subjects must be made by the IRB.
|Does My Activity Require IRB Review?|
|Submit Proposal for IRB Review|
|Submit a Post-Approval Request|
|Report an Adverse Event or Unanticipated Problem|