The Faculty Bylaws establish the duties of the Institutional Review Board as the following:
- To apply the University's policies on the protection of human and animal subjects to the board's review of faculty, student, and staff proposals for research involving human and animal subjects and to proposals from persons outside the University planning research involving University employees or students.
- To carry primary responsibility for ensuring that the University's policies and procedures and its Protection of Human Subjects and Protection of Animal Subjects documents are consistent with the will of the University and that they comply with regulatory requirements governing the protection of human and animal subjects in research.
- To establish definitions, procedures, and dates for the review of research involving human or animal subjects.
- Such other duties as may be assigned to it.