Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board reviews all courses and research projects involving human participants. There are three categories of IRB review of research involving human participants:

  1. C-1, Monitored review
  2. C-2, Expedited review
  3. C-3, Full review

All research using human participants, including that which the investigator believes is exempt from expedited or full review, must be submitted to the IRB for approval.

Meeting Schedule and Submission Information

Effective the fall 2015 semester:

  • the IRB committee will only meet as necessary
  • proposal submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis
  • all proposals must be submitted at least two weeks before the end of classes
  • no new proposals will be accepted during college breaks, please plan accordingly

To submit an Institutional Review Board proposal for approval you will need to fill out the Albion College Institutional Review Board Cover Sheet and Form C.  Please see Submitting a Proposal.

Please fill out the forms, and submit one (1) hard copy of the completed proposal to Schara Swan in the Department of Psychological Science office, located in Olin 308, during business hours. Make sure you give it to Schara Swan or one of her staff members; do not slide the forms under the office door.