Research & Sponsored Programs

Human Subjects Protection Program--Dearborn



The University of Michigan-Dearborn Human Subjects Committee, or Institutional Review Board (IRB-Dearborn) is one of nine IRB Committees at the University of Michigan. The primary goal of the IRB-Dearborn is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Applications submitted to the IRB-Dearborn generally encompass social, behavioral, and educational research and that are medically non-invasive and do not entail patients or resources of the University of Michigan Health System.

IRB-Dearborn reviews all planned research involving human subjects prior to initiation of the research, approves research that meets established criteria for protection of human subjects, and monitors approved research to ascertain that human subjects are indeed protected. Through educational sessions and focused discussions, the IRB-Dearborn educates the research community on ethical and procedural issues related to human subjects protection.