2.2 - Authority of the Institutional Review Board


The IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities that fall within its jurisdiction as specified by both the federal regulations and University policy. Research that has been reviewed and approved by the IRB may be subject to review and disapproval by officials of the University. However, those officials may not approve research if it has been disapproved by the IRB.

For the definitions of what constitutes "research" and "human subjects" please see Chapter 3.