The purpose of the Grinnell College Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to assure compliance with defined federal regulations (i.e., 45 CFR Part 46) and college policies for research conducted with human participants. Specifically, the IRB is charged to 1) assure that faculty, staff, and students meet specific ethical standards in all research that involves human participants, and 2) document compliance with the federal regulations. The board currently consists of 4 faculty and 1 community member.

The human subjects regulations are changing!

Human Subjects Protections: A Regulations Update
Slides for the April 25, 2018 meeting (PDF)