Do I Need IRB Approval

Do I need IRB approval for my research?


All research conducted by NTU staff and students involving the use of  human subjects (or human participants) must be reviewed and approved by the NTU's Institutional Review Board (NTU-IRB) before they are conducted.

Research methodologies involving a systematic investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation; designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge, would require IRB approval. 

This include the following:
- observational studies
- interviews and focus group discussions
- surveys and questionnaires,
- any secondary use of data (containing personal identifiers) that are not in the public domain.

If you are unsure, please contact NTU-IRB ([email protected]) for clarifications.