Human Subjects - Use in Research

Effective: Moved to Policy Library from UPM 9.14(1)
Updated/Revised: February 2009
Contact: Office of Research Ethics


The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally mandated committee responsible for review of all research involving human participants for compliance with the federal regulations.

Policy Statement

The IRB must review any research involving human subjects prior to data collection, including proposals to gather data from subjects for theses, dissertations, and other student projects to assure compliance with the appropriate federal and ISU regulations and guidelines.

Principal Investigators (PIs) are responsible for assuring compliance with all requirements regarding the use of human subjects in research.