Institutional Review Board Resources

Indiana University South Bend is committed to protecting the rights of and ensuring the safety of human subjects participating in research conducted by faculty, staff and students. This commitment is vested in the Institutional Review Board for Research Involving Human Subjects (the IRB), and is guided by the ethical principles described in the “Belmont Report” and in applicable federal regulations.

The legal basis for review and approval of Human Subjects research is detailed in Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 46 (45 CFR 46) and succeeding regulations. While these regulations apply specifically to research funded by federal agencies (i.e., NIH, NSF, DOD, DOE, FDA, Veterans Administration), Indiana University has determined that ALL research involving human subjects, regardless of funding source (i.e., federal, departmental, or University funding, or no funding at all), must conform to the same standards. This requirement is codified in the University's approved Federal-wide Assurance, on file with the federal Office for Human Research Protections.

The IRB office is located within the IUSB Office of Research, A247, South Bend, IN 46634, 574-520-4181,