The mission of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect the rights, dignity, and welfare of all human subjects who participate in research programs at Lehigh University. The IRB's authority extends to all human subjects research conducted using any property or facility of Lehigh University, and under the direction of any employee, student, faculty member, or agent of the University. The IRB supports Lehigh University's dedication to excellence in research by promoting the ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice as discussed in the Belmont Report.
|Human Subjects Federal Wide Assurance (expires 04/17/2020)||FWA00003041|
|IRB Number (www.hhs.gov/ohrp/) (expires 04/20/2018)||IRB00002553|
Meeting Schedule: The IRB committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except March which is usually the 3rd week due to Spring Break).
Protecting Human Research Participants Training: All faculty, staff, and students conducting research are required to complete the NIH's online tutorial, "Protecting Human Research Participants".
Lehigh University's complete Human Subjects Policy: Human Subjects Policy (.doc)
Sample Informed Consent Documents:
Regulations, Guidance, and Educational Materials: For regulations, guidance and excellent educational materials on the protection of human subjects in research go to the Office of Human Research Protections.