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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Student Research

The IRB supports students in applying ethical principles in their research interactions with humans and/or their data, regardless of whether IRB review is required. Bloomberg School students follow the BSPH Ethical Code for Student Activities that Involve Human Interactions. For more information, students can visit the Student Primer and Frequently Asked Questions.

We are also pleased to offer the following resources:

  1. IRB Office Preliminary Determinations for possible human subjects research activities for MPH and Other Degree Students.
  2. Submitting a new PHIRST (Public Health Institutional Review Submission and Tracking) application for human subjects research activities.
  3. Guidelines for Use of Surveys, Interviews or Other Forms of Data Collection in BSPH Courses.
  4. Thesis Documentation Form for IRB/ACUC approval for Doctoral Students.