Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board

About the IRB

The University of Phoenix Institutional Review Board (IRB) maintains a Human Research Protection Program to protect the rights and welfare of those persons who volunteer to participate in the research activities of our faculty, students, and staff. While the definitive responsibility for the ethical treatment of all human participants rests with the individual researcher who has secured the privilege to conduct research through the University of Phoenix, the IRB acts as a regulatory oversight group committed to promote the ethical and responsible treatment of volunteer human participants in a research study through performing ethical reviews of research studies, to ensure research compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations as well as all institutional policies and procedures in addition to offering education and guidance related to human subject research for the University community.

The University of Phoenix IRB is guided by The Belmont Report and the focus upon respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. The University holds Federal Wide Assurance filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (FWA: 00004202).

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