Welcome to WLU IRB

The purpose of the West Liberty University (WLU) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants.

This web site provides resources and information useful for research staff, research participants, members of the IRB, and other individuals interested in the protection of human participants of research.

The Institutional Review Board at WLU provides assistance to faculty, students, and staff to promote the protection of the participants of research, provide guidance to investigators in the proposal process, and review research for compliance with applicable federal law and local policies.

Any WLU affiliated persons conducting human subjects research are required to complete the designated research training, and the primary investigator is required to submit their research proposal to the IRB for review. Reviews may take several weeks from submission to IRB notification, therefore researchers should plan accordingly.

Please contact the IRB for any questions involving Human Subjects Research at WLU.