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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a university-wide committee formally appointed by DePaul's President to review all research activities involving human subjects conducted by DePaul faculty, staff, or students. The IRB is made up of a diverse group of DePaul faculty and staff with representatives from various colleges, schools, and departments, as well as local community representatives.
The IRB fulfills DePaul’s contract with the federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) to ensure that all human subjects research (whether federally-funded or not) conducted by DePaul faculty, staff, and students comply with the federal regulations (45 CFR 46) and adhere to the statement of principles contained in the Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (The Belmont Report). IRB approval affirms the methodological and ethical quality of the research, and it is the primary responsibility of the IRB to review research activities that involve human subjects or their data to ensure that:
DePaul University's Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) is #00000099.