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Compliance & Education

The goals of the Compliance and Education unit within the Northwestern University IRB Office are to enhance the caliber of research performed by Northwestern University investigators and those investigators relying on the Northwestern University IRB for review. We strive to increase the effectiveness of the university’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) through program oversight, education, and outreach. We accomplish these by ensuring research at Northwestern complies with the federal regulations, state laws, and institutional policies that govern human research.

The IRB’s compliance and education program aims to ensure that educational resources and guidance materials are available to all research staff; that researchers and their teams have the study support tools and resources needed to perform compliant research; and to assess human research projects to ensure the participants’ rights and welfare are fully protected.

In these subpages you will find additional information and links to various policies, guidance documents, and information that pertains to post approval activities.