The role of Kenyon's IRB is to review research protocols involving human subjects and to assure that the research projects are carried out with due regard for the human participants in accordance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
All research conducted by researchers of Kenyon College, including faculty, staff, or students, involving human subject participants must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board prior to initiation of the research.
Kenyon requires that all investigators intending to conduct research with human subjects complete a training course in the protection of human subjects. Documented training is valid for three years. You may find online, free training here.
Investigators are also required to read the Belmont Report of Ethical Principles prior to initiation of the research.