The Framingham State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a Special Committee1 charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research conducted at FSU. The FSU IRB reviews research in the following three categories:*
1) research that is federally funded,
2) research for which the sponsoring agency requires federal-level institutional review, and
3) research that is voluntarily submitted by an applicant(s) for a federal-level institutional review.
* If a research project does not fall into one of these three categories, this policy does not apply to it. However, it is still expected that the FSU community member conducting the research does so in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standards and accepted practices within his/her discipline.
 Pursuant to the Agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Teachers Association/NEA Massachusetts State College Association.