The main purpose of the institutional review process is to ensure the safety of the individuals who voluntarily participate as subjects in research projects.
Any research project involving human subjects that a) is conducted by Monmouth College faculty, staff, or students on or off campus and/or b) involves as human subjects Monmouth College faculty, staff, or students on or off campus must be submitted for review by the Monmouth College Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB). Relatedly, researchers from other institutions wishing to access human subjects on Monmouth College campus must submit their proposed project to the Monmouth College HSRB for review.
When in doubt as to whether HSRB review is necessary, the appropriate course of action is to seek review.
It is the responsibility of the HSRB chair and committee to determine if a project is
exempt from a full board review, qualifies for an
expedited review, or requires a
full board review.
The Monmouth College HSRB policies and procedures are based on federal guidelines. They also closely resemble the policies and procedures in place at the other member institutions of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).
If you are conducting research start here: Steps
in the HSRB review process
Each page has a link to the next step at the
bottom of the page.
Submission Form is available online. You can cut and paste information (i.e., the project summary and consent form) onto this form from other documents.