The United States Department of Health and
Human Services has established a Code of Federal Regulation for the protection of
human subjects (45 CFR 46) embodying the principles of respect for persons, beneficence,
and justice. Compliance with this regulation is overseen by the Department's Office
of Human Research Protections (OHRP). Under this regulation, any Smith College
student, faculty or staff member (including visitors) conducting research on or off
campus that involves human subjects must seek review of the research by the appropriate
college Institutional Review Board (IRB). Researchers from outside the Smith College
community conducting research on the Smith campus must also seek approval from the
appropriate Smith College IRB for their work.
Visit the Smith College IRB website to view submission guidelines, obtain the most current forms, and review IRB membership and meeting schedules.
If you are in the School for Social Work, visit their website.
Parent Organization = Smith College, IORG0001811
Federalwide Assurance = FWA00002493
Smith College IRB Assurance = IRB00005164
Smith College SSW IRB Assurance = IRB00002425
Program is a web-based training site for researchers working with human
subjects. Smith College requires researchers to complete the CITI training course. A completion report for the training is forwarded to the Smith College Institutional Review Board.
Boards for Human
Care & Use Committee
& Radiation Safety Committees