Human Subject Research

Welcome to Whittier College HSPC/IRB webpage.

The purpose of IRB review is to assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in the research. To accomplish this purpose, IRBs use a group process to review research protocols and related materials (e.g., informed consent documents and investigator brochures) to ensure protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects of research.

-adapted from 1998 FDA Information Sheets

Please refer to the menu bar on the left for Application Forms, Consent Forms Templates, and Guidelines. 


Kay Sanders, Ph.D.
(562) 907-4200 ext.  4405

Shannon Stanton, Ph.D.
(562) 907-4200 ext. 4429