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Institutional Review Board & Animal Care and Use Committee

Institutional Review Board

The University of New Haven’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees the use of human participants in research. The IRB’s purpose is to enable University of New Haven faculty, staff and students to conduct ethical human research  while ensuring that the rights and welfare of participants are upheld in accordance to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations (45 CFR 46).

All use of human participants in research must be approved in advance by the IRB. More information and application forms are available to faculty, staff and students on myCharger.  

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The University of New Haven maintains an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in order to ensure the ethical and humane treatment and housing of vertebrate animals and to ensure that research and teaching activities utilizing these animals conform to the guidelines and standards established by the United States Office of Lab Animal Welfare and the United States Department of Agriculture.

All use of non-human vertebrate animals for research and teaching purposes must be approved in advance by the IACUC. Documents and Animal Use Protocol application forms are available to faculty, staff, and students on the "Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Information" site on Blackboard.