Institutional Review Board
If you are going to work with human subjects (including parts of
humans) talk to your advisor & mentor to discuss the IRB
approval process! SOme resources are listed below for the next
CU IRB Web site link is http://www.columbia.edu/cu/irb/.
It contains many useful links, such as our Frequently
and their faculty advisors should review the Columbia
University IRB Students as Researchers Policy (PDF). The IRB has also
developed guidance that provides
practical information to facilitate the submission of student
For an explanation of when IRB review is required, and
for definitions of “research” and “human subject,” see the CU IRB
Web site FAQ’s” at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/irb/faq.html#b1.
is the Columbia College link for information for Columbia
College students conducting Human Subjects Research
Additional links are provided here for “Requesting IRB
Approval” and “IRB Information Sessions” conducted by
Hazel May, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
CU students (CC, GS, SEAS) should contact Hazel
Barnard has similar but not identical procedures. Please consult
their website for
Students should contact the IRB chair