The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves all Human Subjects Research conducted by Viterbo University faculty, staff, and students to ensure the protection of research participant rights and welfare.
The IRB ensures that researchers comply with the federal regulations and ethical guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Viterbo University has filed a Federalwide Assurance in which we promise to comply with these regulations and guidelines. Viterbo's IRB strives not only to ensure that researchers comply with federal regulations but also more generally to foster appreciation for the ethical principles of beneficence, justice, and respect for persons. Researchers honor Viterbo's mission and core values by upholding these ethical principles.