Multnomah University's Institutional Review Board


The primary role of the IRB is to assess potential risks of a proposed study, examine steps that the research team has taken to mitigate these risks (and protect potential participants), and weigh these risks against the benefit of the research (in general and/or to specific participants). The IRB is responsible for the review of all applications to conduct human participant research by or with Multnomah personnel (students, staff, and faculty).

The IRB reviews proposed research to determine if the following requirements are satisfied in research with Multnomah personnel. 

  1. The welfare and rights of human participants are adequately protected, and informed consent is given and documents.
  2. Human participants are not placed ar unreasonable physical, mental, or emotional risk as a result of research.
  3. The importance of the research outweighs the risks to the participants.
  4. Researcher(s) is/are qualified to conduct research involving human participants.
  5. The selection of the participants is equitable.
  6. The research plan makes adequate provision for monitoring teh data collected to ensure the safety of the participant.
  7. Adequate provisions have been made to protect teh privacy of participants and to maintain teh confidentiality of data.

To have your research considered and request approval, please complete the following form and submit it to Multnomah University’s IRB. 


Evaluation of Risk for Human Subjects
Principal Researcher (s)

Other Members of the Research Team (Include all parties who will participate  in the conducting of the research and their roles; if a student, include faculty sponsor)

  1 (Minimal) 2 3 4 5 6 7 ( High)

Thank you for your submission to Multnomah University's IRB. A representative from the IRB will be in contact with you as soon as they have reviewed your submission. If you have any questions, please contact the Multnomah University IRB at IRB@multnomah.edu or the Multnomah University IRB Chair Dr. Danielle Render Turmaud at drenderturmaud@multnomah.edu