Research on our campus involving human and non-human participants is overseen by one of two review boards.
An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally mandated panel that is charged with overseeing the protection of human participants in research.
The IRB’s Mission
The goal of the IRB is to protect human research participants by ensuring that
- participants’ rights and welfare are adequately protected,
- research is guided by the ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice as set forth in the Belmont Report
- research is conducted with the highest level of expertise and integrity, and
- research complies with all applicable laws, policies and regulations.
A summary of the policies and procedures of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) (http://www.washcoll.edu/academics/research-policy/iacuc-documents.php) along with the required proposal review forms are also available online.
The following links will take you to major web portals where information and resources related to topics in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience may be found: