The Institutional Review Board's (IRB) mission 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 05/09/2022)||FWA00003041|
|IRB Organization (IORG) registration (expires 09/07/2020)||IORG0002036|
Federal OHRP 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.
Revised Common Rule: Ending five and a half years of rulemaking and speculation, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 15 other Federal Agencies released a final revision of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or “Common Rule,” on January 19, 2017. These are the first revisions to the Common Rule since it was promulgated in 1991. Click here for a helpful summary of the revisions provided by PRIM&R.