Institutional Review Board Policy

Students, as well as all faculty and staff, must comply with NAU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies. Anyone conducting research at NAU must complete the IRB process for approval of their research design prior to beginning the research.

It is morally and ethically imperative that the rights and welfare of research subjects be protected. In accordance with federal, as well as applicable state regulations, NAU has established the IRB and the following policies and procedures for research involving human subjects, or data or materials derived from humans. Safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects utilized in research protects not only the individual subject, but also the researcher and the institution sponsoring the research project. The IRB has the authority to approve, disapprove, or require modifications of the proposed research.