Protecting the welfare, rights, and confidentiality of human research participants is the purpose of the Institutional Research Board (IRB) at Gordon College. All research involving human subjects whether conducted by students, staff, administration, and/or faculty is subject to review by the IRB. This includes persons who are off-campus who ask Gordon students, staff, or faculty to participate in their research projects. This does not mean that every proposal to carry out research must be reviewed by all members of the IRB, but it does mean that established procedures for review of all research must be followed.
To begin the IRB review process, please answer a few questions about your proposed research.