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Institutional Review Board

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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees all research involving human subjects in accordance with specific provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). As required by law, the IRB was established at Villanova to assure protection of human subjects’ rights and well-being.

Federalwide Assurance No: FWA00011841 - expires 05/31/2023.


To report compliance issues, call EthicsPoint Hotline toll free 1-855-236-1443
 

See our NEW Forms and Templates webpage.

  • Informed Consent Template - Revised Common Rule Compliant, edited March 2020 (this version of the template is only valid for new research through 12/9/21 - new templates are preferred). 
Upcoming Deadlines
*for Full Board submissions only*
2021 
Month Deadline Meeting Date
January 2021 1/13/21 1/28
February 2/10/21 2/25
March 3/10/21 3/25
April 4/7/21 4/22
May 4/28/21 5/13
June  5/26/21 6/17/21
July 6/23/21 7/15/21
August 8/15/21 8/30/21
September 9/13/21 9/27/21
October 10/11/21 10/25/21
November 11/8/21 11/22/21
December 11/29/21 12/13/2021
January 2022 1/4/22 TBD

Is your study a clinical trial?

  • Does it involve human subjects?
  • Are subjects prospectively assigned to an intervention?
  • Is the study designed to evaluate the effect of the intervention on the subjects?
  • Is the effect being evaluated a health-related outcome? (biomedical or behavioral)

If the answer is "yes" to all of the questions above, then you are conducting a clinical trial.

For information on the clinical trials process at Villanova, please email orp@villanova.edu.

Villanova Data Safety Board is under development.

The Compliance Assistance Program (CoAP) is designed to assist researchers in conducting studies that are in accordance with their IRB approved protocols, and to best protect human subjects involved in research. For more information, contact Kaitlin Gottuso.

CoAP Information Document