Protection of Human Subjects - Institutional Review Board

Holy Family University requires that all research involving human subjects conducted by faculty, students, or staff affiliated with the University be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to initiation, regardless of the source of funding and regardless of its federal status as an exempt, expedited, or a full review project. Research is defined by federal guidelines as a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge and should be distinguished from potentially similar activities such as employing innovative techniques and administrative data collection. Information regarding the IRB and appropriate forms may be downloaded from the University website.