Approved: October 11, 2006
At Eastern Illinois University, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with assuring the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research. In order to assure this protection, Eastern’s policy is to comply with the National Research Act (P.L. 93-348§212a) and 45 CFR 46.103 and any other relevant governmental regulations. To this end, Eastern has created the specific policies described in the document: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE REVIEW OF RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS. The associated appendices, forms, instructions, and other guidelines are also authoritative statements of Eastern’s policy of protecting human subjects.
Any undertaking in which an EIU faculty member, staff member, or student investigates or collects information on living humans for research or related activities may be considered as “involving human subjects.” It is the responsibility of each investigator to seek review by the IRB for any study involving human subjects prior to beginning the project.