Regulatory Agencies

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Any member of the Barnard College faculty, staff, postdoctoral, and student bodies who plans to initiate research involving human subjects must submit a protocol for IRB review prior to beginning the project. The Barnard IRB meets on the second Monday of every month while classes are in session, and as needed during the summer recess. In order to assure a timely review, please submit your application to the IRB at least two weeks before a scheduled meeting.

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Columbia University (IACUC)

Any member of Barnard College who plans to initiate research involving animals must submit a protocol for review by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Columbia University prior to beginning the project. The Principal Investigator (PI) on an animal protocol form must be an Officer of Instruction with a full-time appointment and have the rank of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, or Instructor. Senior Research Scientists/Scholars and Research Scientists/Scholars may also serve as PIs and submit an animal protocol form.

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