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The mission of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to safeguard the rights and welfare of all human subjects who participate in research conducted by John Carroll University or by St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology (Wickliffe, OH). In compliance with federal regulations and institutional policy, all research projects involving human subjects, human material, or identifiable human data must be reviewed and approved by the IRB. All human subject research projects conducted by the faculty, staff, and students of the University are subject to the Policies and Procedures of the Institutional Review Board.

John Carroll University has a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) in which the University has committed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that we will comply with the requirements in the Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR part 46. The details of John Carroll University’s FWA can be found in the Terms of Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects.