The Institutional Review Board ("IRB") consists of two groups, the Human Subjects Committee (HSC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The IRB reviews all proposed research conducted by Mount Union faculty, students, or staff, regardless of source of funding, to ensure that the safety and welfare of the research subjects. All human subjects research requires review and approval by the IRB prior to subject recruitment and data collection and prior to the use of extant data or private information.
For a more detailed explanation of the role and the responsibilities of the IRB, please refer to the following document.
Depending on your specific type of research, please refer to either the Human Subjects or Animal Subjects sections below.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for the ethical care and use of all non-human vertebrate animals for research and instructional purposes. All individuals wishing to conduct research or any faculty member who intends to use vertebrate animals for teaching purposes should submit an Animal Use IRB Application.