Human Subjects Research: Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Welcome to the Nevada State College IRB home page.

The IRB is charged with reviewing all research involving human subjects conducted by NSC faculty, staff, and students. The IRB functions to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. As such, the IRB reviews all research activities, which involve human subjects for compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and institutional regulations, guidelines, and ethical research principles.

For the purposes of the IRB, research is defined as "any systematic investigation designed to contribute to a body of generalized public knowledge." The use of human subjects refers to "data collection through interaction with individuals or the collection of identifiable private information about individuals." Activities that meet this definition of human subjects research should be submitted to the IRB for review.

We hope you will take a moment to navigate the links below for answers to your research questions.

About the IRB
Training and Resources