Research Involving Human Subjects
The Human Research Protections Committee reviews research proposals to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations concerning use of humans as research subjects. Committee members include an Associate Dean of the College and faculty members as well as the Director of the Student Health Service and a community representative. This committee serves as Pomona College's Institutional Review Board for all research involving human subjects on Pomona's campus or sponsored by Pomona College. Researchers who plan research involving a human subject are required to submit their research protocol to the Pomona IRB for review.
Associate Dean Jonathan Wright is the chair of the IRB. Notify the dean at an early stage in your project about the need for an IRB review. Not all research involving human subjects requires full review by an IRB, and, under federal regulations, some research may be exempt, but this determination should be made by the IRB, not the individual researcher.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Research Protection
Categories of Research Eligible of Expedited Review
NSF Web Page on Research Involving Human Subjects
International Compilation of Human Research Protections