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The mission of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to safeguard the rights and welfare of all human subjects who participate in research conducted by John Carroll University or by St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology (Wickliffe, OH). In compliance with federal regulations and institutional policy, all research projects involving human subjects, human material, or identifiable human data must be reviewed and approved by the IRB. All human subject research projects conducted by the faculty, staff, and students of the University are subject to the Policies and Procedures of the Institutional Review Board.

What is an IRB? Watch this brief video for more information:

John Carroll University has a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) in which the University has committed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that we will comply with the HHS requirements in the Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR part 46. The details of John Carroll University’s FWA can be found in the Terms of Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects.

For more information, please check out “Does My Project Need IRB Review?” or the INVESTIGATORS’ GUIDE pages. Need help completing the IRB application? Contact the IRB Administrator, Carole Krus, at

The IRB Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building, in AD250.