An IRB review may result in the following outcomes:
IRB decisions and requirements for revisions, if any, are conveyed to investigators in writing, with the provision of an opportunity for appeal by the investigator in the case of disapproval. Although research may receive IRB approval, the department chair or other administrative officials may conclude that the research project does not meet the policies and goals of the college and may disapprove, suspend, or terminate a project. However, IRB decisions to require modifications in, disapprove, suspend or terminate a project are final. No other committee or official can override these IRB decisions. Further, no committee or official can approve an investigator to conduct any human subject's research that the IRB has not approved. [See 45 CFR 46.112 .]
The IRB's approval may be suspended if the following conditions are not followed:
What could keep me from getting IRB approval for my research?
Application – Read the Instructions!
Anonymity vs. Confidentiality/Data Protection
Subject Populations and Institutions
Paying Your Subjects
The Kenyon College IRB is committed to working with our researchers to make their research possible while ensuring the highest degree of protections for human subjects participating in that research. Please help us by submitting the best application that you can.
Be thorough. Be accurate. Be honest.
Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for the project.
You may call the IRB administrator for help.