At Governors State University all research projects involving human subjects must be reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The purpose of the IRB is to ensure the protection of human subjects in research.

COVID 19: During the current COVID-19 outbreak, researchers may implement changes to the IRB approved research, prior to IRB review and approval of the research changes, when necessary to eliminate apparent immediate hazards to participants. The changes must be reported to the IRB as soon as possible. For more information, contact the IRB at