Institutional Review Board

About the IRB

The Nebraska Methodist College Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally registered board responsible for the review and approval of all research protocols involving human subjects. The IRB performs critical oversight in the review, approval, and monitoring of all research studies, Quality Improvement, and Evidence-based Practice Projects by students and faculty at NMC. The IRB does welcome and will review research studies or projects from investigators outside of NMC. Any research/project submitted from outside entities must be in alignment with the mission, vision, core values, and strategic priorities of Nebraska Methodist College. Furthermore, prior to dissemination all research studies must be reviewed by the NMC IRB.

Requirements for Research

NMC and its IRB are guided by the ethical principles regarding all research involving human subjects as set forth by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Human subject is defined as "a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) identifiable private information." (CFR Title 45, Part 46).

To ensure protection of human subjects, all investigators shall be familiar with:

  1. The Belmont Report
  2. 45 CFR 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations
  3. Nebraska Methodist College IRB Handbook (PDF, 1.3MB)

All prospective investigators will be required to complete CITI Program training prior to submitting an application.

Inquiries can be submitted to the IRB Chair at IRB@methodistcollege.edu.