The IRB facilitate the review and safety of research studies and projects involving human subjects at the University of Puget Sound, in compliance with university policy and federal guidelines. All such projects typically must have the Board's approval. Most often such research done at the university tends to fall into the areas of physical education, psychology, and occupational and physical therapy, but projects in other subject areas will require the IRB to grant approval if human subjects are involved.
On this page you will find information about current and recent Board activities, forms needed to seek IRB approval of a proposed research project, and links to useful resources for teaching and learning about research ethics and research with human subjects and animal populations.
Completed protocols should be submitted to Jimmy McMichael as (a) a hardcopy in Jones 212 (CMB 1020) with all required signatures on the coversheet, and (b) an electronic copy sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spring 2015 protocol deadlines and meeting dates are:
|Protocol Due Date||Meeting Date|
|February 06, 2015||February 20, 2015|
|March 13, 2015||March 27, 2015|
|April 10, 2015||April 24, 2015|
|April 24, 2015||May 08, 2015|
If you are putting together your IRB proposal for the first time you should download the IRB Handbook.
A number of books and videos concerning ethical issues in the conduct of research are available to university faculty, staff and students. An evolving list of the resources available can be found online. We are also developing a resource page with links to key online information sources on research ethics and related topics. Suggestions for further on-line sources are always welcome.