Frequently Asked Questions

Fairfield IRB

What is the purpose of the IRB?
The Fairfield University Institutional Review Board (IRB) serves to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects participating in research projects initiated by faculty and students.

Human Subjects Testing

Is Ethics Training available for researchers?
Yes. The National Institutes of Health offers an Online Training Course at: In addition, the U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) offers training videos and tutorials, which can be found at: