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Northwestern University

Human Subject Requirements

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is primarily responsible for developing and directing the University’s Human Subject Protection Program (HSPP), which also involves other offices at Northwestern University. The HSPP mission is to be a model program of excellence in protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research.

The PI should prepare and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms. Depending on your sponsor, you may need to obtain approval or submit the IRB protocol forms prior to your proposal submission.

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