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IRB Handbook

Policy Information

Issuing Office

The Graduate School

Affected Parties

All students/faculty/staff planning to conduct human subjects research

Policy Language

Pursuant to the National Research Act (P.L. 93-348§212a) and 45 CFR 46.103, Liberty University (LU) maintains an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and has created policy to govern its actions. At Liberty University, the IRB is charged with assuring the protection of the rights and welfare of human participants involved in research. Therefore, the IRB is required to review all research involving human participants prior to the conducting of any research.

Policy Rationale

The purpose of the handbook is to outline the policies and procedures related to the function of LU’s IRB.

Definition of Glossary Terms

Definitions are contained in the handbook.

Procedural Information


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Date of Last Review


Date for Review