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Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Research Participants
Persons conducting research involving human subjects have an ethical as well as professional obligation to ensure the safety, protection and rights of participants. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) assists those engaged in human subject research to conduct their research along ethical guidelines reflecting professional as well as community standards. Armstrong State University recognizes its duty and obligation to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects of research regardless of the source of funding. The university has an obligation to ensure that all research involving human subjects meets regulations established by the United States Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Armstrong has given Federalwide assurance that all of its activities related to human subjects research, regardless of the source of support, will be guided by the principles of the Belmont Report when discharging its responsibilities for protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects of research conducted at or sponsored by the institution. The National Institute of Health training in the protection of human research participants, required of every researcher and supervisor who submits an IRB application, reviews these principles in detail.