About Us

The Institutional Review Board's purpose is to review proposed research studies involving human participants to safeguard the rights, safety, and welfare of people involved in research activities conducted at or sponsored by the University of St. Thomas. The University is officially registered in a Federalwide Assurance with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through which the University assures that all activities related to human subjects research, regardless of source of support, will be approved by the IRB in accordance with federal regulations and ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report. 

As a Catholic institution, the mission of the University of St. Thomas obligates members of the college community "to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good." The research community can support the University mission by striving to ensure the respect and welfare of every research participant.