Research is the craft of asking questions where they have not been asked before, and therefore involves controversy. A significant portion of this controversy incorporates issues of ethics regarding the treatment of human participants: their role, risks, benefits, and informed consent, to name only a few. This web page is intended to assist researchers at The College of St. Scholastica to better prepare proposals for review by the Departmental or Institutional Review Board (IRB), and thereby more thoroughly think through the ethical considerations for their research.
You must complete the following tutorial in order to submit your application.
Please Note: Paper applications will no longer be accepted. See the Application Process page for complete directions. Please submit your proposals online.