Regulations & Policies on Human Research Subjects

The goal of the Institutional Research Board (IRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of those individuals who agree to participate in research. The review and approval of proposals and activities by the IRB are meant to assist the researchers by having a review that will objectively analyze the potential risk involved to research participants, as well as ways to minimize that risk. As part of the process, the college IRB will evaluate the aforementioned ethical practices in determining risk. Mount Wachusett Community College is committed to the ethical guidelines set forth in the federal regulations regarding any human subjects research. For more information on college policies regarding conducting research at the institution, visit the webpage of the MWCC Institutional Review Board.