Information on Regulations

The Alverno IRB assists researchers in both understanding federal regulations and complying with them. The researcher is encouraged to contact the Alverno IRB with questions and may also look for more immediate answers in the following on-line resources:

  • The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides a series of decision charts that provide practical guidance in navigating particular questions about human subjects research.
  • A topic of general interest to the Alverno community is what counts as research?This is an often challenging term, particularly for those with less experience with regulations on human subjects research.   
  • Definitions for technical terms can be found in glossaries that are provided for your use. The main glossary, specifically compiled by the Alverno IRB, covers those technical terms that are most relevant to research at Alverno.