Welcome to the newly designed IRB website! 

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at irb@seattleu.edu


News, Fall 2018:

      Our Brown Bag Information Session for Fall Quarter was on Thursday, Nov. 1. We will schedule another in Winter 2019. 

      CITI Training modules have been updated for SU researchers. The modules required for certification of human subject research training at SU have been revised as of October 1. The required training is now streamlined, and several additional modules are supplementary depending on research interests.  If you have completed either NIH or CITI training within the past four years, you do not need to retake CITI until your current certification expires.


As a Seattle University researcher, you must submit any project proposal involving human subjects as participants to the SU Institutional Review Board (IRB) to comply with SU policy and Federal regulations. The IRB will review the project to assess physical, psychological, legal, and/or social risks to research participants. Through this review process, the IRB will help you minimize risks for participants by establishing protections reflecting best practices in human subjects research and University policies. The IRB also seeks to protect researchers and the University through appropriate design of research studies to comply with Federal regulations and SU requirements. 

If you have questions about the IRB, the process, or your specific protocol, please contact us at 206-296-2585 or irb@seattleu.edu