Institutional Review Board
All research performed by University faculty, staff, and students must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board.
If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact Dr. Caroline Boyer Ferhat, IRB chairperson.
Federal Regulations Regarding Research Regarding Protection of Human Subjects
All researchers must complete a series of modules designed to train and test knowledge of protection of human subjects. Researchers will be required to provide evidence they have completed this training to the Institutional Review Board as part of their research application. Access to this training is free to William Woods University faculty, staff, and students.
Students working with minor children or other participants that may require additional protections must complete the associated training modules. For additional information, please contact your dissertation committee chairperson or the IRB chairperson.
Researchers must ensure informed consent is obtained from all participants, and informed consent procedures meet the following requirements prior to submitting a completed IRB application to the committee. If you have questions, please contact your dissertation committee chair or the IRB chair.
IRB Committee Materials
Meeting Minutes (Archive)
Meeting Agendas (Archive)
The following template must be completely filled out and submitted to the IRB committee. No research activities can be conducted until the researcher has received approval for their study. You will need Microsoft Word or a compatible program to complete this form.
Please mail the completed application, along with samples of the proposed informed consent form and any other supporting documents (e.g. surveys, interview questions) to:
Dr. Caroline Boyer Ferhat
William Woods University
W. S. Woods Academic Building
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251