Institutional Review Board
- The IRB process implements the appropriate level of review for research and grant proposals to ensure that the rights, privacy and welfare of human subjects participating in research studies are protected (including appropriate disclosures and consent/release forms).
- IRBs must approve research and data collection activities before any involvement of human subjects takes place.
- Some research projects involving human subjects are exempt from extensive IRB review, with its rigorous approval requirements. However, exemptions may only be granted by the IRB chair (or other designated member of the IRB).
The IRB is composed of at least five members with varying backgrounds and expertise in special areas to provide complete and adequate review of the research protocol. At least one of the members must be from outside the College.
For more information regarding SCF's IRB, please contact Bradley W. Davis, Associate V.P. Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, (941) 752-5388, firstname.lastname@example.org