Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Campus Institutional Review Board is under the governance of the Office of Human Subject Research Protection.
The Office of Human Subject Research Protection (OHRP) is the federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) responsible for implementing regulations (45 CFR 46) governing Biomedical, Behavioral and Social Sciences research involving human subjects. DHHS requires federally funded research to be monitored for compliance with its regulations by an institutional Human Subject Research Protection Program. The University of Missouri-Columbia fosters a culture of compliance and requires all research involving humans, regardless of sponsorship, to comply with the regulations governing human subject research.
The protective oversight for human subject research activities are delegated to the Campus Institutional Review Board to assure compliance with the governing federal regulations for human subject research set forth by OHRP.
The Campus Institutional Review Board (Campus IRB) is charged with assuring that all human subject research, regardless of sponsorship, conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia complies with the federal regulations (45 CFR 46) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Belmont Report, State and Local Laws, and Campus IRB policies and procedures.
All human subject research must be reviewed, prospectively approved, and subject to continuing oversight (at least annually) by the IRB to assure the safety and welfare of research participants remains in compliance with governing federal regulations and guidance.
- Assurance Letter (PDF, 149K)