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 information sources are listed below
for the next steps:
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
has similar but not identical procedures. Please consult their website
Students should contact the BC IRB chair.