Review Board (IRB/IACUC)
Buena Vista University is committed to safeguarding and respecting the rights and welfare of human subjects and vertebrate animals involved in research. In order to carry out this obligation, the University, through its Institutional Review Board/Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IRB/IACUC), is responsible for conducting initial and continuing review of all research that involves human subjects and vertebrate animals. Investigators cannot begin research with human subjects and vertebrate animals until a complete application has been submitted to the IRB/IACUC, reviewed and approved.
Please submit all completed proposal forms and documentation to the chair, Dr. Wesley Beckwith at Beckwiths@bvu.edu.