Harding University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is comprised of several highly qualified faculty members and is responsible for the review, evaluation, and approval of research projects proposed by current students, staff, or faculty members.
The mission of Harding University is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals. Therefore, Harding University acknowledges and affirms the sanctity and dignity of human beings created in the image of God. The Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is responsible to guard and protect the rights and well-being of human subjects, will ensure compliance with the established federal and university procedural and ethical guidelines.
To ensure compliance with federal law, our IRB Handbook is available for download and in an easily searchable online format.
Many of our colleges and departments have established their own requirements for the submission of the research proposal summary. Please check with your advisor or supervisor regarding requirements specific to your discipline. Below are sample submissions from the College of Pharmacy and the College of Education.
The following forms must be used by researchers in preparing their requests for review by the IRB.
For more information, go to the IRB Handbook.
Request for Exemption from IRB Review docx
Request for Expedited Review docx
Request for Research Review docx
Request for Appeal docx
Request for Amendment to Approved Research docx
Request for Project Continuation docx
Request for Exemption from IRB Review pdf
Request for Expedited Review pdf
Request for Research Review pdf
Request for Appeal pdf
Request for Amendment to Approved Research pdf
Request for Project Continuation pdf