Human Subjects Research

Institutional Review Board

Any research involving human subjects is protected by federal law and is, therefore, subject to review and approval.  Vincennes University contracts for these services through Indiana State University (ISU).  Dr. Robert Nora, Program Chair for the Baccalaureate Technology Program, serves as the Institutional Review Board Liaison on ISU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). 

Although some research of human subjects is considered exempt, said determination cannot be made by the individual seeking to conduct the research.  Faculty, staff, or students interested in human subjects research can contact Jennifer Holscher at (812) 888-4959 or

Additional information about human subjects research and the Institutional Review Board at ISU is available at and through IRBNet (, the system used by the IRB for submission of all research studies involving human subjects.

Information regarding Federal regulations governing human subjects research includes the following:


IRB Net site at USI