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What is the purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?

  • To assure commonly accepted standards for the treatment of animals and ensure humane and dignified treatment of human research participants.
  • To protect Illinois College against potential litigation with regard to ethical treatment of subjects.
  • To publicly demonstrate Illinois College's commitment to uphold moral and ethical standards.

The Illinois College Institutional Review Board Mission Statement:

The mission of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to ensure the ethical treatment of all human and non-human vertebrate subjects in research and classroom settings at Illinois College. To this end, the IRB will: 1) establish guidelines for the use and treatment of research subjects; 2) review research and teaching agendas involving the use of live subjects; and 3) monitor research and teaching projects that involve the use of live subjects.

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