Research Protections

The Boston College Institutional Review Board's (IRB) mission is to protect the rights and welfare of people who take part in research at Boston College. Federal regulations and University Policy require prospective review and approval of all human subject research conducted by faculty, staff, or students. As with Boston College's Jesuit tradition of excellence, service and beneficence, the goal of the IRB is to ensure the safe and ethical treatment of research participants.


The Institutional Review Board

The IRB is composed of 12 faculty members, one administrator, and two community representatives. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Upcoming IRB Meetings:

  • December 18th, 2019
  • January 15th, 2020
  • February 19th, 2020
  • March 18th, 2020
  • April 15th, 2020
  • May 20th, 2020
  • June 17th, 2020


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