Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Roanoke College is charged with reviewing all research involving human subjects conducted at Roanoke College by faculty, staff, students, or outside researchers for adherence or compliance of their methodology to the requirements of informed consent, humane treatment, and ethical conduct in the research process.

The IRB at Roanoke College wishes to make the review process as efficient as possible for its researchers, while being diligent in protecting the rights of subjects.

All research conducted at Roanoke College must adhere to Roanoke College’s current health and safety guidelines ( Due to the current COVID health concerns, we are strongly recommending that faculty structure their research projects in a way that minimizes physical contact and physical proximity. Roanoke College’s return to work guidelines for Faculty and Staff can be found online as well as other health and safety resources at

To start the review process, please visit our Application Procedures page