Institutional Review Board
IRB Committee Members
Mount Union Faculty Members
**members of IACUCCommunity Member
Submitting an Application
All students conducting research are required to complete Human Subjects Assurance training at Human Subjects Assurance Training at https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php. Save your certificate of completion electronically and you will be prompted to upload the document in the online application. If you are conducting research in a group, all group members must complete the training. Beginning in the 2017-18 academic year, anyone who conducts research (i.e., students, faculty and staff) must complete training.
Before beginning the online application, you may choose to prepare your answers in Word format so they are ready to be copied into the electronic form. Applications cannot be saved, once you begin the process. The Word version of the application can be found here.
Research applications can be submitted electronically at: https://irbumu.wufoo.com/forms/irb-application/
Application Review Process
Protocol for the University of Mount Union IRB
Policy for Conducting Classroom Research
Student research projects that meet all of the following conditions may be conducted under the supervision of the faculty member without submitting an application to the IRB. Projects that do not meet all of these conditions must be submitted to the IRB for review.
The project must meet the definition of classroom research/student research. This is defined as a project that:
- is a normal part of the student's coursework
- is supervised by a faculty member
- has as its primary purpose the development of the student's research skills
- does not present more than minimal risk to participants or to the student investigator
- does not include any persons as research subjects under the age of 18
- does not include any persons as research subjects who are classified as protected populations or sensitive subjects according to Federal regulations
- is not genuine research and will not result in a degree culminating product (e.g., thesis, dissertation), publication, or some other form of public dissemination (e.g., presentation at conferences including the undergraduate/graduate scholars forum)
- does not involve sensitive, personal, or incriminating topics