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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 downloading as a pdf document, and in an easily searchable online format.