Human Subjects Research

November 19, 2018

The Bloomberg School is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of all individuals participating as subjects in research. To meet this obligation, the Bloomberg School has two on-site Institutional Review Boards and an external IRB (the Western IRB) that review studies on the School’s behalf.

All faculty and students who are involved in human subjects research must meet the compliance training requirements of the Bloomberg School IRB. It is the responsibility of students and faculty to make certain that approval is obtained from the IRB before beginning any research involving human subjects. The IRB is also responsible for determining whether certain research activities qualify for exempt status under the regulations and institution policy.

For IRB announcements and updates, and for additional information and requirements on conducting human research, please contact the Bloomberg School’s IRB Office, Room E1100, Wolfe Street Building (410-955-3193); email at