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Institutional Review Board

As an institution of higher education, Suffolk County Community College values research performed for a variety of purposes, especially that which enhances student learning. The College also is committed to safeguarding the welfare, rights, and privacy of all persons who participate as subjects in research projects, and to ensuring that the subjects of such research are aware of their rights and the protections available to them. In compliance with federal regulations, the College maintains an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review all research requests to make sure they conform to human subject protection standards. No research activity utilizing human subjects may take place at the College without undergoing examination by the Institutional Review Board.
Overseen by faculty and professionals in fields of social/scientific research, Suffolk County Community College’s IRB is housed in the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE). Procedures and regulations are available on the OPIE webpages.