Research conducted by Monmouth College affiliates using human participants is overseen by Monmouth College’s IRB. The main purpose of the IRB process is to protect the rights and welfare of the individuals who voluntarily participate as subjects in research projects.
IRB approval must be obtained before research can begin. The Monmouth College IRB is not intended to be an impediment to research; it seeks to work with researchers to develop research protocols that will receive approval. Monmouth College IRB policies and procedures are based on federal guidelines.
They also closely resemble the policies and procedures in place at the other member institutions of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). The legal authority for the IRB comes from the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (described in 45 CFR Part 46, or The Common Rule).