Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing all NU research involving human subjects, including research conducted off campus by NU faculty or students. All human subjects research projects must be approved or exempted by the IRB before the research can begin.

The menu to the left provides information commonly requested by researchers, including the application form. If you have other needs or questions, please feel free to contact the IRB chairperson, Dr. Clementine Laverman, at 716.286.8514 or administrative assistant Jacqueline DiFonzo at 716.286.8520 or

We look forward to working with you to ensure NU maintains the highest standards in research integrity.