IRB & Research Compliance
Kean University is committed to the highest standards of integrity and responsibility in all research activities. The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) promotes education and training in the responsible conduct of research and scholarship. ORSP ensures that all sponsored research activities follow federal, state, and university regulations and procedures. ORSP also provides administrative services and coordinates the meetings of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is charged with review of proposed research protocols in order to ensure that the rights of human subjects are protected and that risk of harm to subjects is minimized. The framework for protection of human subjects is set in Federal regulation.