Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Davidson College Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves all research involving the use of human subjects. Research can begin after the IRB approves the project (non-exempt) or exempts it from further review. The review of a protocol application typically takes two weeks. The IRB will not approve human subjects’ research retroactively, after data has already been collected.

Please use these links to correctly categorize your project and determine the IRB application form you should use:

Does My Research Project Require an IRB Application?

Does My Course-Related Research Project Require an IRB Application? (PDF)

Additional Resources

Documents and Forms for all IRB forms and templates.