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All research investigation involving human subjects, conducted by faculty, staff, or students under the auspices or financial support of Georgetown College, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board for Review of Research Involving Human Subject (IRB), or be declared exempt from the review by that board. The IRB operates under the policies and procedures of the colleges, established to insure compliance with the National Research Act (P. L. 93-348) and the regulations set forth in Part 46 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46). The purpose of IRB review is to protect the rights and personal privacy of individuals and assure a favorable climate for conducting scientific inquiry.