The Elon CHPR site is undergoing a major re-do. We are attempting to bring clarity and ease of use to a very complex issue - the validation ion of Elon researchers' concern for the welfare of the human subjects with whom we work. Toward this end we are devising a mechanism that will (we hope) assist you in your work.

The basic forms you need can be accessed through this link. Thank you in advance for your patience and your good work with human subjects. We invite you to join the Human Participants in Research discussion group by sending an email message to with 'subscribe hpr' in the body of the message.


Elon University is committed to providing a comprehensive and compliant Human Participants in Research program for researchers, students, and potential human subjects. The Committee on Human Participants in Research serves as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) mandated by federal laws and regulations, and is responsible for oversight of all activities involving research with human subjects.

The Committee on Human Participants in Research maintains this site to enhance information pertinent to Elon University faculty and students who are engaged in human participants research. We try to keep the information current and accurate and will make every effort to correct errors brought to our attention.

The members of the committee are listed here.

You may contact the Chair of the committee here.

You may link to the Director of Sponsored Programs here.