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Institutional Review Board

Quinsigamond Community College Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB is a committee whose function is to protect the safety, welfare, rights, and privacy of all participants in human subject research. At Quinsigamond Community College, the purpose of the Institutional Review Board is to assure that all human subject research associated with the College conform to guidelines set forth, including the following: that any risks have been considered and minimized; that the potential for benefit has been identified and maximized; that all human subjects only volunteer to participate in research after being provided with legally effective informed consent; and that any research is conducted in an ethical manner and in compliance with established standards.

QCC’s Institutional Review Board is registered with the Office of Human Research Protections within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Unsure if your research needs IRB approval? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.