Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Conducting Research at Compton College
Thank you for your interest in conducting research at Compton College. In order to conduct research involving human subjects or data at Compton, you must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Currently, the El Camino College IRB no longer lists Compton College as a research site under its purview, and Compton College must undergo the process of establishing a new IRB.
The IRB serves to ensure the protection of human subjects involved in research studies. Human subjects include students taking Compton College classes or participating in activities on Compton College premises; or faculty and staff employed by the Compton Community College District (CCCD). The IRB verifies that your research:
- Complies with Federal regulations, specifically the CFR45 and the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects (Belmont Report),
- Demonstrates the clear benefit of your research to community colleges, and
- Demonstrates that your research is aligned with the College's mission, vision, and statement of values.
The purpose of this webpage is to outline the procedures for conducting research involving human subjects at Compton College and will provide important resources to facilitate the process of successfully completing and reviewing your proposed research.
This page will be updated to reflect new information related to Compton College's establishment of an IRB. If you have any questions about conducting research at Compton College, please contact the Office of Institutional Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 900-1600, extension 2971.