Institutional Review Board
Lycoming College has an Institutional Review Board that reviews any formal study involving human participants prior to the initiation of the research.
You can find links to the forms used for IRB review at Lycoming College through the myLyco portal. The forms explain the review process.
If you have questions related to the IRB at Lycoming College, please contact the secretary for the Provost and Dean of the Faculty at 321-4102, and ask to contact the IRB member assigned to your department.
- Protection of Human Subjects Law — Research on human participants is regulated in the United States by a federal law called CFR Title 45: Public Welfare, Part 46: Protection of Human Subjects, or the "Common Rule," originally passed by congress in 1974.
- The Belmont Report — The Belmont Report attempts to summarize the basic ethical principles identified by the Commission in the course of its deliberations. It is the outgrowth of an intensive four-day period of discussions that were held in February 1976 at the Smithsonian Institution's Belmont Conference Center supplemented by the monthly deliberations of the Commission that were held over a period of nearly four years. It is a statement of basic ethical principles and guidelines that should assist in resolving the ethical problems that surround the conduct of research with human subjects. The report was published in 1979.