Honors Academy


Institutional Review Board

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a specially constituted review body established to protect the welfare of human participants in research. Federal law states that all institutions supported by a Department or Agency to which the Common Rule applies must establish an IRB to review and approve research involving human subjects.

Park University complies with all Federal regulations (e.g., 45 CFR 46) with respect to the ethical treatment and protection of human and animal research participants. Park University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees the ethical conduct of research at Park University.  Park University is registered with the U.S. Federal Government’s Office of Human Research Protections (IORG Identifier IORG0003602).


Investigator Training

All faculty and student researchers must complete the free investigator training offered by the National Institutes of Health.

The training takes about two hours.

After successful completion of the training, be sure to print your certificate. You will need the certificate number to complete the IRB application.
Go to phrp.nihtraining.com/ for the training.

Access the IRB at My.Park.