Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Institutional Review Board (IRB)?
What is human subject research?
What types of activities qualify for IRB Review?
Who needs to obtain IRB review and approval?
What if my research is co-sponsored by another institution?
What if all or part of my research will be conducted internationally?
What if I am not affiliated with Swarthmore College, but would like to conduct research with Swarthmore College community members?
The Application Process
When should investigators apply to the IRB?
How long does the review process take?
What will a notification; received after a review, indicate?
How do I submit a request/apply to the IRB for review?
How long does approval last?