Institutional Review Board

United Theological Seminary’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) serves to protect the rights and well-being of participants in human subjects research using the requirements established by the Belmont Report. United’s IRB strives to ensure the priority of ethical standards when students, faculty, and staff undertake research with human participants. All research projects involving human subjects may not proceed without the approval of the IRB, who has the authority to review, approve, or deny any research project done under the auspices of United.

Anyone supervising students doing human subjects research or doing such research themselves must pass the online training certification provided by Protecting Human Subject Research Participants ( For more information, including United’s Standard of Procedures, please contact

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