Valparaiso University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an official committee of the University. The IRB is designed to meet all appropriate laws and regulations of the federal government for research using human subjects. Members and investigators are expected to be familiar with said guidelines. Federal guidelines are considered minimum standards. Institutions and IRBs typically have additional rules, regulations, and policies that may be more restrictive, require higher levels of ethical conduct, or are deemed necessary to accomplish their mission.

Please visit the University’s IRB webpage for additional information and the appropriate forms.