Lincoln College is committed to protecting the rights, welfare, and privacy of all human subjects involved in research studies conducted under the auspices of the College. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is the body charged with reviewing and approving all proposed research involving human  subjects, whether funded or not, conducted under the auspices of Lincoln College by its faculty, students or staff, or by outside investigators using Lincoln College students, personnel, facilities, or data collected at the College.

It is the responsibility of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to protect human subjects and to insure that academic research is conducted in an ethical manner. The IRB has the authority to review, approve, modify, or deny academic research proposals, as well as ongoing research, submitted by faculty, staff, student researchers, or outside investigators that involves human subjects.

Please download the Institutional Review Board Guidebook located below for specific policies, procedures, submission protocols, and training requirements.