What is an IRB and What does an IRB do?

IRB stands for Institutional Review Board. It is a committee established by an institution to review and to approve any research involving human subjects. The primary and ultimate goal of an IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of the human subjects in a research. That is why the fedearl government requires any research involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by the IRB.

It is DSU IRB’s responsibility to ensure that all research follows requirements set forth by the insitution and the federal government to protect the human subjects. Please check out the Belmont Report, Part A, B, and C, for the ethical principals when conducting human subjects research.

Where is DSU IRB Office?

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment oversees the IRB affairs. Our physical address is 20 North 600 East, St. George, UT 84770. We are right next to the DSU Health and Wellness Center (behind Taco Bell on St. George Blvd).