​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Institutional Review Board (IRB)​​​

The UMass Global Institutional Review Board (IRB) has the responsibility and authority to review and approve all research projects by UMass Global faculty and students involving human or animal participants. It will approve only experiments that confirm to the professional standards as understood within the relevant discipline.
The IRB's Mission

The mission of the IRB is to protect the rights of human research participants in research studies to ensure:
  • Participants' rights to give informed consent
  • Safety and protection from undue risk
  • Research is guided by ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and just as set forth in the Belmont Report
  • Research is conducted with the highest level of expertise and integrity
  • Research complies with all applicable laws, policies and regulations​
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