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Qualitative Research: Institutional Review Board

Resources for students working on qualitative research.

IRB Office Information

358 Rose Administration
Box 870127
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


Institutional Review

Before you start your research with human participants, you must submit an application with the University of Alabama's Institutional Review Board. 

The purpose of the University of Alabama's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to ensure the safe and ethical treatment of humans as subjects in research, public service, and training programs. In accordance with federal and university regulations, it is required that the IRB review all research involving human subjects conducted at or sponsored by the University of Alabama regardless of the funding source. The University of Alabama's IRB has a moral duty and obligation to protect human subjects prior to the commencement of any research study and to discontinue any protocol upon notification of irregular activity warranting such action.

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