To reduce paper consumption, the IRB accepts only electronic submissions! We will soon be posting new submission forms. Always check the website and download the most recent forms before submitting your materials. (Do not save forms to your computer for later use.) Send all submissions as attachments to email@example.com. (Signatures should be scanned or digital.) Contact us if you need assistance.
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We encourage and facilitate the research endeavors of SU faculty, students, and staff while ensuring that human research participants receive the highest ethical protections. In addition to the protocol review process, the IRB offers pre-submission consultations (for students as well as seasoned researchers) to assist with preparing your protocol submission. If you have questions at any stage, we're here to help.
Although many activities conducted by faculty, students, and staff may be labeled as research, the IRB reviews only those projects meeting all three criteria established by Federal regulations:
Source: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Public Welfare, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office for Protection from Research Risks, Part 46, Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter, 45 CFR 46).
Activities that meet these criteria constitute research for purposes of this policy, whether or not they are conducted or supported under a program considered research for other purposes (e.g., some demonstration and service programs may include research activities.)
Application for Exemption
Social / Behavioral Protocol Submission Form
BioMedical Protocol Submission Form
NOTE: Email all documents as
attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Signatures should be scanned or
Applications and Expedited Reviews
Accepted on a rolling
basis. Applications meeting exempt criteria are
processed within 3-4 business
days. For expedited submissions, researchers will receive
feedback within approx. 10-14 business days. (Time to approval may vary
depending on required revisions.)
BoardResearchers must submit protocols at least two
weeks before the full-board meeting (but preferably earlier to
streamline the approval process). PIs should plan to briefly attend part of
the meeting to answer possible questions.
Winter/Spring Deadlines (Meetings):
Feb. 27 (March 13)
Mon. March 23 (April
April 24 (May 8)
NOTE: The IRB conducts no full board
reviews during summer break