Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The IRB committee protects the rights of human subjects involved in research at Fisher. The IRB reviews proposals for research to ensure that confidentiality, informed consent, and safety are guaranteed. The committee considers any project which obtains data from human subjects as worthy of review.
In-Person Activities Temporarily Suspended
To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to help mitigate community transmission, St. John Fisher College is temporarily suspending in-person activities (recruitment and data collection) among researchers and study participants for all IRB-approved human subjects research until further notice. Studies that do not involve any direct subject contact, e.g., pre-existing records, electronic surveys, tele-research, and remote interaction via device/app/software are still permissible, along with data analysis from previously collected in-person sessions.