The Nebraska Methodist College Institutional Review Board (IRB) is organized and operates under the authority of the Chief Executive Officer. The IRB's purpose and role is to review and approve (or disapprove) proposed studies to ensure that:
• Risks to subjects are minimized;
• Risks to subjects are reasonable in relation to anticipated benefits;
• Selection of subjects is equitable;
• Proper informed consent will be obtained
Other appropriate safeguards are maintained as necessary to assure the safety of subjects, protect privacy and protect the rights of any subjects who are likely vulnerable to coercion and undue influence due to physical or mental illness.