IRB operations

The Institutional Review Board consists of independent committees established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research at Penn State Hershey. The IRBs evaluate proposed new research and conduct review of ongoing research following guiding ethical principles, applicable regulations and institutional requirements. The fundamental ethical principles are outlined in The Belmont Report, which forms the basis for the U.S. federal regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research.

IRB membership

IRB reviewer references