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Research on Human Subjects at Northeastern Illinois University

When conducting research involving human subjects, it is required that proper procedures be followed. Approvals from Northeastern’s Internal Review Board are required before the start of any research involving human subjects at Northeastern.

Please review Northeastern Illinois University's Policy on Human Subjects Research.

Getting Started:

  • Northeastern Illinois University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) Handbook
  • For students: Student IRB Training Brochure
  • Human Subjects On-Line Training: Researchers using human subjects must receive training on the protection of those subjects before receiving for IRB approval. This training is available for free online at: You will need to register for a free account to access the training module. For tips on getting started with CITI, please see this tip sheet.
  • Human Subjects Research at the Chicago Public Schools: If you are interested in conducting research in the Chicago Public Schools, a separate proposal must be submitted to the Chicago Public Schools Research Review Board (RRB) for review. Information about the CPS Research Review Board and its policies and procedures:

For more information and instructions on how to obtain approval for your research, please visit the IRB Resources page.

If you have questions about the IRB process, please email us at

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