The Lubbock Christian University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established to review, approve, and monitor research projects conducted by LCU faculty, employees, and students. Following federal guidelines, the LCU IRB strives to protect the rights and welfare of all research subjects and therefore carefully reviews research projects to ensure that:
Human Subjects Research that will be published or presented in any scholarly venue should seek IRB approval. Some examples include research to be published in a journal, presented at an academic conference, NCUR, or the Scholar's Colloquium. Research that will be presented only in the classroom as part of regular classroom activities need not be submitted for review.
An IRB has the authority to:
Application Guidelines for Expedited, Limited and Full Review of Research Proposals
All research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved prior to initiating the research.
Some research is exempt from IRB Review. See some exemption categories
If you believe your human subjects research falls under an exempted category, please fill out the following form: Application for Exemption