Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects

Brigham Young University’s Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects (IRB) is responsible for the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in all research administered on campus, or conducted elsewhere by University faculty, staff, or students. IRB members recognize ethical research's dual burden to advance relevant knowledge while maintaining the integrity and respect of human participants.

The University’s human research protection program is based on three basic ethical principles: 1) respect for persons, 2) beneficence and 3) justice. The application of these principles can be located in the Belmont Report, issued in 1979 by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.