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Human Subjects Research

Reporting Concerns

Northern Illinois University has a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) with the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP). Our FWA# is FWA00004025. The OHRP has assigned NIU the IORG #0000317

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Human Subjects Research

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research proposals that involve human participants to provide oversight in protecting the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of subjects in research. 

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Does my project need IRB review?

Applications for new studies

Continuing review / Termination

Changes to an approved study

Adverse events / Unanticipated problems