Gettysburg College faculty and students are committed to advancing knowledge within their respective academic disciplines. In order to accomplish this goal most effectively, the college community believes that adherence to strict ethical norms is essential. Values such as honesty, respect for the rights and dignity of human beings, and the humane treatment of animals are not only important for living an ethical life but are among the values that underlie excellent research. However, ethical decisions may often be complex when weighing the common good with the integrity of the study and so the College has established the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure that Gettysburg faculty and students have considered all relevant ethical issues when designing and conducting their research.
For more information about research involving human subjects, visit the IRB homepage
For more information about research involving vertebrate animals, visit the IACUC homepage