The Citadel conforms to the regulations specified in Title 45 Part 46 (Department of Health and Human Services) and Title 34 Part 97 (Department of Education) of the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46, 34 CFR 97) as amended June, 1991, concerning the protection of human subjects involved in research. In order to conform to the federal regulations, The Citadel has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Departmental Review Boards (DRBs) whose primary responsibility is to ensure compliance with College policy, as well as with applicable state and federal regulations, which are currently in force or which, may be introduced in the future.
All research conducted by faculty or students that involves human subjects must be submitted for review. This includes both Honor’s and Master’s theses research that involves human subjects. Even research that has been approved by another IRB (such as another institution) must be reviewed through the College’s system.
Instructions for submitting an IRB Proposal Form to the Citadel’s IRB Committee are located here.
Questions about the Citadel’s Institutional Review Board process may be sent to the chair, Dr. Darin Matthews (Psychology).