Protection of the rights and well-being of human subjects involved in research is a concern of Villanova University (VU) and is mandated by specific provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). As required by the federal regulations, the IRB was established at VU to assure protection of human subjects and to ensure compliance with the regulations.
The University’s IRB policies and procedures apply to any research activity which involves human subjects, whether such research is undertaken on a large or small scale, whether it is preliminary or fully designed, whether it is student or faculty research, whether it is funded or non-funded, and whether it involves minimal risk or more than minimal risk.
Please review our guidelines before starting your application.
Submitting your application:
The VU IRB encourages review at the departmental level. Departmental reviewers are listed here:
- Psychology: Dr. Charles Folk, Dr. Irene Kan, Dr. Rebecca Brand
- Nursing: Dr. Mary Ann Cantrell
- Education and Counseling: Dr. Rayna Markin
- If you have not identified your departmental reviewer, please contact Will Caverly (email@example.com) for information on where to route your protocol.
Institutional Review Board Membership
Mr. Bill Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms and Links
VU IRB Forms
VU IRB Protocol Application
VU IRB Consent Form Guidelines and Sample
VU IRB Continuing Review/Termination Form
VU IRB Protocol Modification Form
VU IRB Guidelines