Social Behavioral Institutional Review Board (SBIRB) is a committee of faculty, staff, students and members of the community charged with review and oversight of primarily socio-behavioral research projects submitted by students, faculty, or staff.
The review process is designed to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects by ensuring
- equitable subject selection
- adequate informed consent
- assessment and minimization of risks
- privacy and confidentiality
SBIRB reviews all human research protocols in accordance with federal regulation, state law, and university policy.
SBIRB typically convenes once a month to review research studies involving more than minimal risk. Studies involving minimal risk are reviewed by IRB staff and committee members on an ongoing basis.