Institutional Review Board

Statement of Principle
The Institutional Review Board of Lincoln University will be guided by the principles delineated in “Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research”, also known as The Belmont Report. The National Commission for the protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research developed this document. It is a statement of basic ethical principles and guidelines that assist in resolving the ethical problems that surround the conduct of research with human subjects.

An IRB is a board, committee, or other group formally designated by an institution to review research involving humans as subjects. Review the links below to know more about IRB at Lincoln University.

  1. Review Process
  2. Members and Meeting Calendar
  3. Guidelines and Regulations
    1. Institutional
      These guidelines serve as excellent resources when completing IRB applications.
      1. LUIRB Policies and Procedures
        1. Reliance on the IRB of another institution, organization, or an independent IRB
        2. Responsible Conduct of Research & Response to Allegations of Research Misconduct Policy
      2. LUIRB Submission Checklist
      3. Human Subject Research Guidelines
    2. Federal
      1. Belmont Report and DHHS department of Health and Human Services (OHRP)
      2. Federal Code of Regulations
        1. Guidance on certificates of confidentiality
        2. Essential Confidentiality Elements (Word)
      3. IRB Guidebook
    3. Agencies
      1. NIH - Research involving human subjects regulations, policies, and guidance
      2. Publication requirements for NIH funded projects
    4. Articles
      1. Legal and ethical issues in the use of video in education research
  4. Human Research Training
    CITI Program is the online education program required of all Lincoln University investigators and key personnel conducting human subjects research. IRB applications are not approved until this education requirement is met. Take the CITI Human Subjects Protections Basic course
  5. LU IRB Forms
  6. Institutional Animal & Care Use Committee (IACUC)
  7. LU IRB Contacts
  8. FAQs