Are you or anyone you know interested in helping protect the safety, rights, and welfare of people who volunteer for research studies?  If you answered YES, the following opportunity may be of interest to you.

The Washington University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee made up of individuals with research and science backgrounds, as well as members from our community.  This committee reviews research that studies people to make sure it is safe and meets the highest ethical standards.

Review of Research: As a member of the Washington University IRB, you will review and comment on the research studies. You will determine if the research follows federal and state regulations and ethical standards meant to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants.

Commitment: Our IRB members attend one meeting per month. The monthly time commitment is about 2-4 hours.  Prior to serving on the IRB, you must complete a new member training program.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We are dedicated to achieving a diverse and inclusive IRB membership and welcome all individuals regardless race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, level of education, or any other differences.

If you are interested in becoming an IRB member, email our office.

Content current as of 10/5/2022