Institutional Review Board

All Offices & Services

Proposals Requiring Full Review

  • Any research project that uses vulnerable populations as research subjects MUST have Full Board review.
  • Any research project that cannot be reviewed using the Expedited Review procedure will be subject to Full Board review.

Vulnerable populations include sick persons, pregnant women, fetuses, prisoners, children, elderly persons, mentally disabled persons, and persons who are educationally or economically disadvantaged.

All members of the Board will discuss the proposal. A majority vote of the Board is required for approval of a proposal. The Chair votes only in case of a tie by the other members. Minutes of Full Review discussions will be kept, and a summary of those minutes will be available, on request, to the principal investigator, the human subjects of the research project, and relevant federal, state, or local authorities and funding agencies.